What is another word for frets?

Pronunciation: [fɹˈɛts] (IPA)

The word frets can have many synonyms depending on the context in which it is used. If we are talking about musical instruments like guitars and violins, then the synonyms for frets would include fret bars, fret lines, and fret markers. These are the brackets or lines that divide the fingerboard on the instrument. If we talk about a state of worry or anxiety, then frets could be substituted with terms like anxiousness, nervousness, agitation, concern, or distress. In the context of woodworking, frets could be replaced with notches, grooves, or slots. In short, the context matters when we look for synonyms for any word.

What are the hypernyms for Frets?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Frets

She frets about you, Le!
"Her Mother's Secret"
Emma D. E. N. Southworth
He's ill, and never hardly speaks, and my sister frets all day long.
"The Master of the Ceremonies"
George Manville Fenn
There are no tempests in this sheltered bay, The stillness frets me, and I long to be Where winds sweep strong and blow tempestuously, To stand upon some hill-top far away And face a gathering gale, and let the stress Of Nature's mood subdue my restlessness.
"A Woman's Love Letters"
Sophie M. Almon-Hensley

Famous quotes with Frets

  • A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  • I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
    Alvin Lee
  • I have short hands. That's why I have to bend up to notes; I can't always reach the frets.
    Robin Trower
  • The way I play, I go through a set in a year. So I put '58 Gibson Jumbo Bass frets on all my necks.
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Praise — actual personal praise— oftener frets and embarrasses than it encourages. It is too small when too near.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Related words: guitar frets, fret diagrams, guitar fretboard diagram, guitar notes on frets, fretboard diagram, guitar notes on the fretboard, guitar notes, guitar chords, guitar chord chart

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