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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 ?
At home he play violin all the time; for weddings and for dance.
One brought his flute and another his violin, while there were some who sang and a number who performed upon the piano with various degrees of taste and agility.
Tamoszius Kuszleika is his name, and he has taught himself to play the violin by practicing all night, after working all day on the "killing beds.
He taught the weekly singing-school (then a feature of village life) in half a dozen neighboring towns, he played the violin and "called off" at dances, or evoked rich harmonies from church melodeons on Sundays.
The quiet eye may be allowed to participate, and sometimes the ear, where the music is played upon a violin, and that a Stradivarius.
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.
Quite forget what he does--afraid he-- doesn't do anything--oh, yes, plays the piano--or is it the violin, dear Mr.
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.
These lashings, like the chords of a stringed instrument, resounded as if vibrated by a violin bow.
The overture to the second act began; and, at the first sound of the leader's bow across his violin, Franz observed the sleeper slowly arise and approach the Greek girl, who turned around to say a few words to him, and then, leaning forward again on the railing of her box, she became as absorbed as before in what was going on.
He is to be the violin on which the master is to play.
It was Fanny's first ball, though without the preparation or splendour of many a young lady's first ball, being the thought only of the afternoon, built on the late acquisition of a violin player in the servants' hall, and the possibility of raising five couple with the help of Mrs.