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Synonyms for fret

Synonyms for fret

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to focus the attention on something moodily and at length

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

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agitation resulting from active worry

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a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)

a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument

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worry unnecessarily or excessively

be agitated or irritated

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provide (a musical instrument) with frets

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

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carve a pattern into

decorate with an interlaced design

cause friction

remove soil or rock

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wear away or erode

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Perhaps no musicologist in recent times has devoted so much effort to the study of music for early fretted instruments as John Ward, whose publications on the lute and vihuela span more than four decades.
Based on survey results, fretted instruments, percussion, keyboards and amplifiers will be the most popular category again -- 44 percent this year versus 52 percent last year.
Today, Alfred has more than 12,000 music titles currently available, and its catalog includes keyboard, band, choral, fretted instruments, orchestra and percussion publications.
brands include: Hohner Harmonicas, Accordions, Melodicas, Recorders, Fretted Instruments, and Hohner Kids Musical Toys; Sonor Drums, Sonor Orff; Lanikai Ukuleles, and Kohala Ukuleles.
Since 2009, the acoustic guitar category, which includes the mandolin family, banjos, resonators and other stringed, fretted instruments has risen approximately $141 million, or 36 percent.