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Instrument
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Instrument as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

16 April 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 42 answers for the crossword clue 'Instrument', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Instrument a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Instrument as an answer itself some 50 times.

Instrument is a single word clue made up of 10 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Friday, 23 April 2021 with the answer being BASSOON, but the most popular answer for this clue is GUITAR.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Instrument', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Instrument' and give you a hint.

  • The means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"
  • Any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
  • The semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
  • (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  • A device that requires skill for proper use
  • Write an instrumental score for
  • Equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
  • A person used by another to gain an end
  • Address a legal document to

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

HARP
A small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole

HORN
One of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

LUTE
Chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard

LYRE
A harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment

OBOE
A slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece

PAWN
Borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan

TOOL
The means whereby some act is accomplished; "my greed was the instrument of my destruction"; "science has given us new tools to fight disease"

TUBA
The lowest brass wind instrument

VIOL
Any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family

5 Letters

AGENT
The semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

BANJO
A stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body

BUGLE
A tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration

CELLO
A large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing

FLUTE
A groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)

KAZOO
A toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece

ORGAN
A fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

PIANO
A keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

REBEC

SITAR
A stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings

VIOLA
Any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola

6 Letters

CORNET
A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

GUITAR
A stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

VIOLIN
Bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

7 Letters

BASSOON
A double-reed instrument; the tenor of the oboe family

CATSPAW

PICCOLO
A small flute; pitched an octave above the standard flute

TRUMPET
A brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

UKULELE
A small guitar having four strings

8 Letters

CLARINET
A single-reed instrument with a straight tube

MANDOLIN
A stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum

RECORDER
A tubular wind instrument with 8 finger holes and a fipple mouthpiece

TRIANGLE
A percussion instrument consisting of a metal bar bent in the shape of an open triangle

9 Letters

APPLIANCE
A device or control that is very useful for a particular job

XYLOPHONE
A percussion instrument with wooden bars tuned to produce a chromatic scale and with resonators; played with small mallets

10 Letters

CONCERTINA
Coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle

DOUBLEBASS
Largest and lowest member of the violin family

13 Letters

INSTRUMENTATE
Write an instrumental score for

LEGALDOCUMENT
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

15 Letters

LEGALINSTRUMENT
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

16 Letters

INSTRUMENTALROLE
The semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process

OFFICIALDOCUMENT
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

17 Letters

MUSICALINSTRUMENT
Any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds

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