fiddling


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fid·dling

 (fĭd′lĭng)
adj.
Trivial; petty.

fiddling

(ˈfɪdlɪŋ)
adj
1. trifling or insignificant; petty
2. another word for fiddly

fid•dling

(ˈfɪd lɪŋ)

adj.
trifling; trivial: a fiddling sum.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fiddling - (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts"; "giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
unimportant - not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant"

fiddling

adjective trivial, small, petty, trifling, insignificant, unimportant, pettifogging, futile There were a thousand fiddling jobs to do.
Translations

fiddling

[ˈfɪdlɪŋ]
B. N (= cheating) → chanchullos mpl

fiddling

adj (= trivial)läppisch

fiddling

[ˈfɪdlɪŋ]
1. adjinsignificante
fiddling little job → lavoretto
2. n (fam) (cheating) → imbrogli mpl
References in classic literature ?
He had a tolerable knack of fiddling, which all appreciated save the First Mate, who sprang from the sofa as if he had been shot, emitted a shriek of protest, and fled wildly up the stairs.
Here voyageurs frolicked away their wages, fiddling and dancing in the booths and cabins, buying all kinds of knick-knacks, dressing themselves out finely, and parading up and down, like arrant braggarts and coxcombs.
Bob obeyed, and Solomon walked in, fiddling as he walked, for he would on no account break off in the middle of a tune.
For hours at a time, he remained locked up in his bedroom with his daughter, fiddling and singing, very, very softly.
Including a CD with 30 archival recordings from 1939 to 2015 produced by Voyager Records, "Fiddler's Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri" is the sequel to Howard Wight Marshall's earlier book on old-time fiddlers in Missouri, "Play Me Something Quick and Devilish".
Focusing on local history, cultural studies, and social history, he describes radio fiddlers; music parties; Missourians who played out West; fiddling contests; shows; opry entrepreneurs and showmen like Larry Ellis; fiddling in jazz, swing, western swing, and bluegrass; and fiddlers like Lonnie Robertson, Claude oFiddlero Williams, Bobby Joe Caldwell, Lyman Enloe, Roger Williams, and Cecil Goforth.
He is the five-time Tennessee Fiddle Champion and twenty-eight year veteran of the professional Nashville music scene, performs on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar with the highlight being virtuoso fiddling in the contest, old-time, Celtic, and swing styles.
That's why it makes sense to have a Fiddling Workshop and a Contra Dance at the historic museum and homestead of the Willard family,'' said Apple Tree Arts executive director Donna Blanchard.
This pride is reflected in their fiddling traditions.
The programme is packed with entertainment including a game night, themed nights and Paul Anderson, an internationally renowned fiddler hailing fromTarland, will be attending the event to showcase his skills and provide tutorials in the art of fiddling.
The students make sound effects with their fiddles and learn basic fiddling techniques.