Definitions for Instrumental
ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tlin·stru·men·tal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Instrumental.
relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments
"instrumental compositions"; "an instrumental ensemble"
implemental, instrumental, subservientadjective
serving or acting as a means or aid
"instrumental in solving the crime"
The instrumental case.
A composition without lyrics.
Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; essential or central.
He was instrumental in conducting the business.
Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, especially a musical instrument.
Applied to a case expressing means or agency, generally indicated in English by by or with with the objective.
the instrumental case.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: instrumental, French; instrumentum, Latin.
All second and instrumental causes, without that operative faculty which God gave them, would become altogether silent, virtueless, and dead. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.
Prayer, which is instrumental to every thing, hath a particular promise in this thing. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.
It is not an essential part of religion, but rather an auxiliary and instrumental duty. George Smalridge, Sermons.
I discern some excellent final causes of conjunction of body and soul; but the instrumental I know not, nor what invisible bands and fetters unite them together. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
The presbyterian merit is of little weight, when they allege themselves instrumental towards the restoration. Jonathan Swift.
They which, under pretence of the law ceremonial abrogated, require the abrogation of instrumental musick, approving nevertheless the use of vocal melody to remain, must shew some reason, wherefore the one should be thought a legal ceremony and not the other. Richard Hooker, b. v.
Oft in bands,
While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk,
With heav'nly touch of instrumental sounds
In full harmonious number join'd, their songs
Divide the night, and lift our thoughts to heav'n. John Milton.
Sweet voices, mix'd with instrumental sounds,
Ascend the vaulted roof, the vaulted roof rebounds. Dryd.
Instrumental generally refers to something that serves as a means or tool to achieve a goal or purpose. It can be used in various fields such as music, logic, and philosophy. In music, for example, instrumental refers to musical composition or performance without vocals. In logic or philosophy, it can refer to the belief that actions should be judged based on their outcomes or usefulness.
acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; as, he was instrumental in conducting the business
pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, esp. a musical instrument; as, instrumental music, distinguished from vocal music
applied to a case expressing means or agency; as, the instrumental case. This is found in Sanskrit as a separate case, but in Greek it was merged into the dative, and in Latin into the ablative. In Old English it was a separate case, but has disappeared, leaving only a few anomalous forms
Etymology: [Cf. F. instrumental.]
An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocal input; the music is primarily or exclusively produced by musical instruments. In a song that is otherwise sung, a section not sung but played with instruments can be called an instrumental interlude. If the instruments are percussion instruments, the interlude can be called a percussion interlude. These interludes are a form of break in the song.
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The numerical value of Instrumental in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Instrumental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Both the state and banks introduced deep structural changes and that was instrumental in regaining trust which allowed controls to be relaxed.
Particularly in California, a lot of the Silicon Valley support [that] was very instrumental in electing President Obama is taking a real strong look at Jeb Bush and we’re seeing a lot of anecdotal evidence that a lot of that support will be moving to him.
It was difficult, there was a shortage of liquidity and bureaucracy in moving capital around, but gradually we got used to it and the situation improved, both the state and banks introduced deep structural changes and that was instrumental in regaining trust which allowed controls to be relaxed.
One colleague that I read an article about has used it for tumors, and the cannabidiol was instrumental in causing tumor regression, hopefully we can learn more as time goes on as more states legalize marijuana, we’ll learn a lot more and be able to prove scientifically, the benefits of the use of cannabidiols for pets.
The political risks are great. The hardliners still control parliament. They control the security and intelligence forces. They control the apparatus which has been instrumental in keeping these individuals under house arrest.
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Translations for Instrumental
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- دور فعالArabic
- тво́рны склонBelarusian
- творителен падеж, творителенBulgarian
- sedmý pád, instrumentál, instrumentálkaCzech
- instrumental, Instrumentalis, Instrumental-KasusGerman
- πειραματική φωνητική, εργαστηριακή φωνητικήGreek
- caso instrumental, instrumentalSpanish
- instrumentaali, instrumentaalinenFinnish
- enstrimantalHaitian Creole
- 具格, 造格Japanese
- 기악, 조격Korean
- instrumentinis, įnagininkasLithuanian
- instrumentaal, instrumentalisDutch
- narzędnik, instrumentalnyPolish
- творительный падеж, творительныйRussian
- inštrumentál, siedmy pádSlovak
- enstrümental, aletli, aletsel, enstrümantalTurkish
- آلہ کارUrdu
- nhạc cụVietnamese
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