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Entry Word: 1strain
Function: noun
Text: 1 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended <descended from a strain of Irish seafarers> -- see ANCESTRY
2 a rhythmic series of musical tones arranged to give a pleasing effect <the strain of an old Irish tune rose up from the revelers downstairs> -- see MELODY
3 a very small amount <detected a strain of panic in her voice when she asked if the substance was poisonous> -- see PARTICLE 1