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vi·o·lin

 (vī′ə-lĭn′)
n.
A stringed instrument played with a bow, having four strings tuned at intervals of a fifth, an unfretted fingerboard, and a shallower body than the viol and capable of great flexibility in range, tone, and dynamics.

[Italian violino, diminutive of viola, viola; see viola1.]

vi′o·lin′ist n.
vi′o·lin·is′tic adj.

violin

(ˌvaɪəˈlɪn)
n
(Instruments) a bowed stringed instrument, the highest member of the violin family, consisting of a fingerboard, a hollow wooden body with waisted sides, and a sounding board connected to the back by means of a soundpost that also supports the bridge. It has two f-shaped sound holes cut in the belly. The instrument, noted for its fine and flexible tone, is the most important of the stringed instruments. It is held under the chin when played. Range: roughly three and a half octaves upwards from G below middle C
[C16: from Italian violino a little viola, from viola1]

vi•o•lin

(ˌvaɪ əˈlɪn)

n.
the treble instrument of the family of modern bowed stringed instruments, held nearly horizontal by the player's arm with the lower part supported against the collarbone or shoulder.
[1570–80; < Italian violino=viol(a) (see viola1) + -ino -ine3]
vi`o•lin′ist, n.
vi`o•lin•is′tic, adj.

violin

  • chanterelle - A violin string.
  • pizzicato - Plucking of a violin.
  • f-hole - The s-shaped opening in a violin.
  • violin, fiddle - Violin is from Latin vitula, "stringed instrument"—from Vitula, a Roman goddess of joy and victory; her name also gave us fiddle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.violin - bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin familyviolin - bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
Amati - a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family
bowed stringed instrument, string - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
chin rest - a rest on which a violinist can place the chin
fiddlestick, violin bow - a bow used in playing the violin
Guarnerius - a violin made by a member of the Guarneri family
Strad, Stradavarius - a violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family
Translations
كَمَانكَمان، كَمَنْجَه
violí
housle
violin
viiul
viulu
violina
hegedű
fiðlafiîla
バイオリン
바이올린
violinum
smuikas
vijole
vioară
violina
fiolviolin
เครื่องดนตรีประเภทสีชนิดหนึ่ง
đàn Violin

violin

[ˌvaɪəˈlɪn]
A. Nviolín m
B. CPD violin case Nestuche m de violín
violin concerto Nconcierto m para violín
violin player Nviolinista mf
violin section Nsección f de violines

violin

[ˌvaɪəˈlɪn]
nviolon m
I play the violin → Je joue du violon.
modif [concerto, music, sonata] → pour violon; [teacher] → de violonviolin case nétui m à violon

violin

nGeige f, → Violine f

violin

[ˌvaɪəˈlɪn]
1. nviolino
2. adj (case, concerto) → per violino

violin

(vaiəˈlin) noun
a type of musical instrument with four strings, played with a bow. She played the violin in the school orchestra; Can you play that on the violin?
ˌvioˈlinist noun
a violin player. She is a leading violinist.

violin

كَمَان housle violin Geige βιολί violín viulu violon violina violino バイオリン 바이올린 viool fiolin skrzypce violino скрипка fiol เครื่องดนตรีประเภทสีชนิดหนึ่ง keman đàn Violin 小提琴
References in classic literature ?
Your charming daughter tells me you play on the violin.
JULIUS DELAMAYN was alone, idly sauntering to and fro, with his violin in his hand, on the terrace at Swanhaven Lodge.
He became absorbed in trying out the idea, and even borrowed a circus rider whose act was to play the violin while standing on the back of a galloping horse and to throw somersaults on such precarious platform while still playing the violin.
At home he play violin all the time; for weddings and for dance.
The next day Hawver was found dead in his room, the violin at his neck, the bow upon the strings, his music open before him at Chopin's funeral march.
The quiet eye may be allowed to participate, and sometimes the ear, where the music is played upon a violin, and that a Stradivarius.
Each instrument- now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn- played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.
He is buried there, with his violin, in the graveyard of the little church, at the bottom of the slope where we used to play as children, beside the road where, when we were a little bigger, we said good-by for the last time.
Would come on deck at night sometimes, take some sail off her, God only knows why or wherefore, then go below, shut himself up in his cabin, and play on the violin for hours--till day- break perhaps.
While they were doing this they discovered a lot of new and wonderful things that the pirates must have stolen from other ships: Kashmir shawls as thin as a cobweb, embroidered with flowers of gold; jars of fine tobacco from Jamaica; carved ivory boxes full of Russian tea; an old violin with a string broken and a picture on the back; a set of big chess-men, carved out of coral and amber; a walking-stick which had a sword inside it when you pulled the handle; six wine-glasses with turquoise and silver round the rims; and a lovely great sugar-bowl, made of mother o' pearl.
The victim was Tamoszius Kuszleika, who played the violin.
A well-played violin is a treat for the gods -- a badly-played one "