catgut

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perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and

a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery

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Gut strings notoriously wander in and out of tone, and with no vibrato every deviation can stand like a proclamation; valveless horns, or "natural" brass instruments or wooden flutes are incredibly recalcitrant in yielding accurate sound.
Rejouissance provided terrific support in Bach's Magnificat, the gut strings lending a wonderful warmth and beauty to aria sections and the continuo accompaniment being particularly well judged.
Founded in 1974, Gamma Sports was the first company to engineer synthetic gut tennis string to embody the durability and playability of natural gut strings.
One of the first "aha" moments for Huggett came when she picked up a violin with gut strings instead of the steel-wound strings common on contemporary violins.
A metal lawn tennis racquet (below) with gut strings (which may be a later addition) has come to light bearing the trade symbol Premier made by the Coventry company Hillman, Herbert and Cooper.
If paper was expensive, the cost of gut strings was simply extortionary.
A We play with very little vibrato, and the gut strings and bows have a very earthy, physical and immediate character.
Strings are obviously going to have gut strings with portamento, and French woodwind instruments make a softer sound.
They're gut strings tied to leather around a fretless round neck.