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[kawr-duh-fohn] /ˈkɔr dəˌfoʊn/

a stringed instrument of a group including the harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers.
any musical instrument producing sounds through the vibration of strings, such as the piano, harp, violin, or guitar


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