a musical chord that is played on a stringed instrument using the barré technique.
provided with one or more bars: a barred prison window. striped; streaked: barred fabrics. Ornithology. (of feathers) marked with transverse bands of distinctive color. a relatively long, evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, as metal or wood, used as a guard or obstruction or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a cage. an […]
- Barred i
a high central vowel with phonetic quality approximating that of the vowels in pit, put, putt, or pet, and considered by most phonologists as a phonetic variant of one of these vowels, depending on the context, but by some as an autonomous phoneme in some varieties of English. the phonetic symbol ɨ.
- Barred owl
a large owl, Strix varia, of eastern North America, having its breast barred and abdomen streaked with dark brown. Historical Examples And when that ceased a barred owl hooted in the woods, away to the north. Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton I retired to the vicinity of the willows and uttered the cry […]
- Barred spiral galaxy
a spiral galaxy whose center has the form of an extended bar. barred spiral galaxy (bärd) A spiral galaxy with a barlike bulge in the center, extending between the core and the spiral arms. About a third of spiral galaxies have this straight bar of stars, gas, and dust extending out from the nucleus. As […]