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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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bevan's heaven with bev bevan's heaven with bev bevan VARIOUS ARTISTS Teen Beat Vol 1 & 2 (Ace) ) INSTRUMENTAL records were hugely popular in the late 50s and early 60s, and regularly hit the pop singles charts on both sides of the pond.
The most successful instrumental group in the UK, by a country mile, was The Shadows, who scored a dozen top ten smashes between 1960 and 1964.
Missy Elliott + Metallica--Combining the metal "Enter Sandman" instrumental with Elliott's rhymes walks the line between total mess and supercharged new song.
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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.
Instead, he and his roaring rhythm section of Carmen Hillebrew (guitar), Dave Provost (bass) and David Winogrond (drums) put a modern sheen on instrumentals like Allan's own ``Blue's Theme'' and Henry Mancini's ``Experiment in Terror.
DISH MUSIC All That Jazz: A smooth contemporary mix of melodic instrumentals.
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.
Exotica actually incorporates many types of music: space-age instrumentals (Esquivel), mock-tropical (Les Baxter), Latin (Perez Prado), percussion-infused (Enoch Light), birdcall-crazed (Martin Denny), lounge (Nelson Riddle, Bobby Darin) and personality-driven (Julie London, Robert Mitchum, Yma Sumac).
Until now she's resided in the genre of instrumental acoustic guitar, where her masterful finger work and lilting sense of melody have earned mainstream exposure and critical kudos.

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