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Out of this word (Posted on 2014-12-08) Difficulty: 3 of 5
acb, aml, bou, cle, emp, llo, nds, rro, ssi, ymb

The above line lists 10 triplets, each a part of one of 10 words, belonging to a well defined set.

Name the words and comment on the set's origin.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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List | Comment 7 of 9 |
Macbeth
Hamlet
Love's Labour's Lost
Pericles | Antony and Cleopatra
Tempest
Othello
All's Well That Ends Well | The Merry Wives of Windsor
Comedy of Errors
Troilus and Cressida
Cymbeline

I had easily composed the above list after Ady's hint. (I should have figured it out from the puzzle's title that musical instruments was not the list asked for, but as I had already composed a list of musical instruments in the manner as had Charlie in his previous post, I submit it:

acb - sacbut: a medieval trombone-esque instrument
aml - agung a tamlang: a Philippine bamboo slit drum
bou - baboula: a Grenadian barrel drum
        bamboula: a Virgian Island drum
        bouzouki: a Greek lute
        Irish bouzouki: an Irish version of the bouzouki
        daraboukka: a Syrian drum
        tambour: a French drum
        tamboura: an Asian guitar-like musical instrument
       tambourine: a small drum with loose metallic disks
cle - ophicleide: a keyed bass brass musical instrument
      serpentcleide: an ophicleide-like woodwind
emp - tjelempung | celempung: a Javanese zither
llo - mandocello: a mondolin-like musical instrument
      mellophone: a three-valved brass instrument
      mellotron: an electro-mechanical, polyphonic keyboard
      metallophone: any musical instrument of tuned metal bars
      soprillo: a type of saxophone
      violoncello (cello)
      willow flute
nds - woodwinds
        clapped hands: a percussion instrument
rro - chitarrone: a lute-like musical plucked string instrument
       guitarron: a Mexican six-string acoustic bass guitar
ssi - classical guitar: a Spanish six-string guitar
       sopranissimo saxophone: a saxophone (soprillo)
       kussier: a Turkish banjo-like musical instrument
       percussion: any musical instrument producing sound arising
       from striking of materials with sticks, hammers, or the hands
       vocal percussion: the use of the human voicebox as a
       percussion instrument
ymb - cymbal: a musical metal percussion instrument
      finger cymbals: small cymbals worn and used by the fingers
      clavicymbal: an early Italian harpischord
      tsymbaly: a Ukranian hammer dulcimer chordophone
      cymbalum: a medieval tintinabula-like instrument; and a
      Western European hammered dulcimer

Edited on December 9, 2014, 6:04 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2014-12-09 01:10:48

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