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Meaning of violin by Wiktionary Dictionary

violin


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    Etymology

    From Italian violino, diminutive form of viola with diminutive suffix -ino

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˌvaɪəˈlɪn/, X-SAMPA: /vaI@lIn/
    • Rhymes: -ɪn

    Noun

    violin ( plural: violins )

    1. ( music ) A musical four-string instrument, generally played with a bow or by plucking the string. Pitch is set by pressing the strings at the appropriate place with the fingers.
    2. ( music ) A violinist
      The first violin often plays the lead melody lines in a string quartet .

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Explanation of violin by Wordnet Dictionary

violin


    Noun
    1. bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family



    Definition of violin by GCIDE Dictionary

    violin


    1. Violin n. [It. violino, dim. of viola. See Viol.] ( Mus. ) A small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle.

      ☞ The violin is distinguished for the brilliancy and gayety, as well as the power and variety, of its tones, and in the orchestra it is the leading and most important instrument.