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acronym a type of abbreviation used as a word, formed by combining the initial letters (or initial parts) of words that make up a particular string. The pronunciation of an acronym is based on the typical rules of pronouncing words in a language and is not made up of the sounds of the names of individual letters.
bowknot a decorative knot with large loops that is often used in ribbons, shoelaces, string, or the like; bow.
bowstring a string, usu. of horsehair, for the bow of a musical instrument such as the violin. [1/3 definitions]
cat's cradle a children's game in which a looped string is passed back and forth from the fingers of one player to those of the other so as to form a series of intricate patterns.
chamber music music that is written for a small number of instruments, such as a string quartet, and suited for performance in an intimate setting.
chaplet a string of beads, esp. a short rosary. [1/2 definitions]
cord a thick string or twine. [1/8 definitions]
garland a wreath, chain, or string made to be worn for celebration or decoration, esp. one made of flowers, leaves, vines, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
green bean the edible seed pod of this plant; string bean. [1/2 definitions]
hurdy-gurdy an early lute-shaped string instrument played by turning a crank that causes a rosined wheel to rotate against the strings. [1/2 definitions]
jumping jack a toy figure with jointed limbs that dances or jumps when an attached string or stick is pulled. [1/2 definitions]
kite a toy consisting of a light frame covered with paper, plastic, or cloth to be flown in the air at the end of a long string. [1/5 definitions]
knot1 a tight intertwining of material such as rope, string, yarn, or the like, usu. to form a fastening. [1/14 definitions]
lace a cord or string used to fasten or hold together two edges, esp. of a shoe or boot. [3/6 definitions]
latchstring a string attached to a latch and passed through a hole in a door, allowing the latch to be opened from the outside.
line1 a string, rope, wire, or the like. [1/19 definitions]
loop the circular shape made when a piece of string, ribbon, wire, rope, or the like is curved back toward itself. [1/11 definitions]
love beads a string of colorful, usu. handmade beads, worn esp. by young people as a symbol of the counterculture during the 1960s.
mobile a work of art, usu. suspended, made of pieces that are connected by wire or string and that move when touched by a breeze. (Cf. stabile.) [1/6 definitions]
monochord an instrument of ancient design used to measure intervals between musical tones, having a wooden sounding box with one string that vibrates on a gradual scale as a bridge is moved.
necklace jewelry worn around the neck, usu. consisting of beads or pieces of gems, metals, leather, wood, plastic, or the like strung on string, wire, or a leather thong.