What does instrumental mean?

Definitions for instrumental
ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tlin·stru·men·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instrumental(adj)

    relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments

    "instrumental compositions"; "an instrumental ensemble"

  2. implemental, instrumental, subservient(adj)

    serving or acting as a means or aid

    "instrumental in solving the crime"

Wiktionary

  1. instrumental(Noun)

    The instrumental case.

  2. instrumental(Noun)

    A composition without lyrics.

  3. instrumental(Adjective)

    Acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; essential or central.

    He was instrumental in conducting the business.

  4. instrumental(Adjective)

    Pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, especially a musical instrument.

    instrumental music

  5. instrumental(Adjective)

    Applied to a case expressing means or agency, generally indicated in English by by or with with the objective.

    the instrumental case.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instrumental(adj)

    acting as an instrument; serving as a means; contributing to promote; conductive; helpful; serviceable; as, he was instrumental in conducting the business

  2. Instrumental(adj)

    pertaining to, made by, or prepared for, an instrument, esp. a musical instrument; as, instrumental music, distinguished from vocal music

  3. Instrumental(adj)

    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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. instrumental.]

Freebase

  1. 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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How to pronounce instrumental?

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How to say instrumental in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instrumental in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instrumental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of instrumental in a Sentence

  1. The Israeli leader:

    The mufti was instrumental in the decision to exterminate the Jews of Europe.

  2. Bob Faris:

    Bullying can be highly instrumental and used for social climbing, and it works.

  3. Ray Lewis:

    Im very proud of it, my father was instrumental in saving a lot of lives out there.

  4. Jan Tytgat:

    It's definitely possible, and then such a device can be used as a sniffing dog, an instrumental sniffing dog.

  5. Michalis Pilides:

    Both the state and banks introduced deep structural changes and that was instrumental in regaining trust which allowed controls to be relaxed.

Images & Illustrations of instrumental

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