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noun string pronunciation in American English /strɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] thin rope, usually made of twisted fibers and used for tying things together
    a package tied with string
    a piece of string
    The balloon was attached to a long string.
  2. 2
    [countable] a group of similar or connected things
    string of: a string of islands
    A string of cars traveled up the narrow mountain road.
    He owns a string of restaurants in the Midwest.
    a string of questions/lies/insults: I was confronted by a string of questions.
    1. b.
      a series of similar or connected events that happen one after the other
      A string of fires plagued the area last summer.
      The team had a string of 13 wins last season.
  3. 5
    [countable] something long and thin that is similar to a string
    Strings of damp hair clung to her forehead.
  4. 6
    [uncountable] American a group of players of the same level of ability
    first/second string: He made the second string on the baseball team.
  5. 7


    [plural] special conditions that limit an offer or agreement
    If there are any strings involved, I’m really not interested.
    no strings attached: The money was given with no strings attached.
  6. 8
    [countable] a G-string
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