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in the grammar of certain languages (e.g., Russian), the casecase,
in language, one of the several possible forms of a given noun, pronoun, or adjective that indicates its grammatical function (see inflection); in inflected languages it is usually indicated by a series of suffixes attached to a stem, as in Latin amicus,
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 referring to means or instrument. The Latin ablativeablative
[Lat.,=carrying off], in Latin grammar, the case used in a number of circumstances, particularly with certain prepositions and in locating place or time. The term is also used in the grammar of some languages (e.g., Sanskrit, Finnish) for a case of separation, e.g.
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 may in some instances be termed instrumental.


a piece of music composed for instruments rather than for voices
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These two 30-track CDs, however, feature American-made instrumentals from that rock'n'roll era.
One way I've kept my children in tune with today's rap music is the instrumentals I get online.
Beyond simple song swapping, users create mashups by breaking apart songs like Legos and putting the vocals and instrumentals back together however they want.
The dust has finally been swept off a set of instrumentals the lyrical soloist cut during sessions 40 years ago in New York when he was being groomed as a singer.
Carlos has created some of the most beautiful and stirring instrumentals combined with refreshing, contemporary artist collaborations.
His most consistent and creative period was in the mid-'70s with the release of such albums as ``King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown,'' a collection of instrumentals remixed by the late engineer and producer King Tubby, and ``East of the River Nile,'' a reflective, self-produced instrumental set.
Contemporary yuletide standards include instrumentals of "Little Drummer Boy" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," while Russell takes the reins on Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" and Irving Berlin's "White Christmas.
Comprising ex-Raybeat Danny Amis and three like-minded instrumentalists, Los Straitjackets don Mexican wrestling masks while honoring such master players as Link Wray and Dick Dale, while also touching on r&b and western instrumentals.

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