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Vocabulari il·lustrat d'instruments musicals


Vocabulari il·lustrat d'instruments musicals - Presentació

© Author and Publisher: TERMCAT, Centre for Terminology, 2015
In collaboration with: Amical Wikimedia; Barcelona Museum of the Music


The Vocabulari il·lustrat d’instruments musicals (‘Illustrated Vocabulary of Music Instruments’) gathers 262 terms classified into the five top areas of music instruments, according to ethnomusicology and the Hornbostel-Sachs system: idiophones, membraphones, cordophones, aerophones and electrophones. Due the features of the dictionary, Catalan traditional instruments and general categories are also included in two extra areas.

Each entry offers the denomination and definition in Catalan, the image that identifies it and the equivalents in Spanish, English and French. Some cases also include German and Italian.

The selection that we here present comes from several terminological works by TERMCAT, and it represents the previous stage of a bigger project on music instruments which is now in progress.

The work makes part of the project Viccionari, promoted by Amical Wikimedia association, whose collaboration last June 21st (Music Day) made possible that a group of volunteers could supply graphically documented instruments from the Barcelona Museum of the Music, Wikimedia Commons, among others.

Clicking on "Consulta de termes" (‘Term search’), terms can be looked up in three ways: using the alphabetical indexes (there is a different index for each language), using the thematic access or making simple or advanced searches in the upper space "Text de la consulta" (‘Text search’) in any of the dictionary languages.

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In collaboration with:

logo Amical           Museu de la música


TERMCAT, CENTRE DE TERMINOLOGIA. Vocabulari il·lustrat d’instruments musicals [en línia]. Barcelona: TERMCAT, Centre de Terminologia, cop. 2015. (Diccionaris en Línia)


Darrera actualització: 15-09-2019