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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR G STRING

Very soon he was sleeping, snoring on the G string with unsparing pressure.

It answered like the G string of an old Strad to every emotion.

Let us consider, for a moment, the performances on the G string.

Lætitia wasn't going to deny Dr. Vereker, evidently, or else there really was something very engrossing about her G string.

He was censured for his partiality in this direction, but in these days every violinist plays a solo on the G string.

Later the first violins (on the G string) sing the main air with the saxophone.

This is the genuine and original cause of my prejudice in favour for the G string.

The G string should be 8/32 of an inch above the finger–board at its larger extremity; the E string, 5/32 of an inch.

In desperation he tore the strings from his violin and played, with all his power, several sentimental songs on the G string only.

In the middle register, passages played forte or fortissimo will have a richness comparable to the G string of a violin.

WORD ORIGIN

1878, geestring, "loincloth worn by American Indian," originally the string that holds it up, etymology unknown. The spelling with G (1882) is perhaps from influence of violin string tuned to a G (in this sense G string is first recorded 1831), the lowest and heaviest of the violin strings. First used of women's attire 1936, with reference to strip-teasers.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.