Definition of Fingerboard

1. Noun. A guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger.

Exact synonyms: Fingerpost
Generic synonyms: Guidepost, Signpost

2. Noun. A bank of keys on a musical instrument.
Exact synonyms: Clavier, Piano Keyboard
Group relationships: Accordion, Piano Accordion, Squeeze Box, Organ, Pipe Organ, Forte-piano, Piano, Pianoforte
Generic synonyms: Keyboard

3. Noun. A narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers.
Group relationships: Banjo, Bowed Stringed Instrument, String, Guitar, Lute, Mandolin
Generic synonyms: Strip

Definition of Fingerboard

1. Noun. (music) A flat or roughly flat strip on the neck of a stringed instrument, against which the strings are pressed to shorten the vibrating length and produce notes of higher pitches. ¹

2. Noun. A miniature skateboard that is driven with the fingers. ¹

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Definition of Fingerboard

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fingerboard

finger plate
finger protein
finger ring
finger rings
finger scan
finger scanning
finger spelling
finger spin
finger spinner
finger spinners
finger tight
finger wave
finger work
fingerboard (current term)

Literary usage of Fingerboard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Musiclover's Handbook: Containing (1) A Pronouncing Dictionary of by John Herbert Clifford (1911)
"(i) The ridge at the end of the fingerboard next the peg-box; its purpose is to raise the strings slightly above the fingerboard of instruments of violin ..."

2. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1879)
"[WHH] fingerboard. The fingerboard is that part of the violin and other stringed instruments played with a bow, over which the strings are The fingerboard ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"[JH] The fingerboard of the violin is best made < f ebony, as harder and less easily worn out than uni other wood. Its surface is somewhat curved- ..."

4. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1877)
"The application of the natural fingerboard with perfect intonation to an instrument has naturally led to the enquiry how such an instrument can be played ..."

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