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n. pl. A·ma·tis
A violin made by Nicolò Amati or the members of his family.


n pl Amatis
1. (Biography) a family of Italian violin makers, active in Cremona in the 16th and 17th centuries, esp Nicolò (nikoˈlɔ), 1596–1684, who taught Guarneri and Stradivari
2. (Instruments) a violin or other stringed instrument made by any member of this family


(ɑˈmɑ ti)

1. Nicolò, 1596–1684, Italian violinmaker, one of a family of 16th- and 17th-century violinmakers: teacher of Antonio Stradivari.
2. a violin made by a member of this family.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Amati - Italian violin maker in Cremona; taught the craft to Guarneri and Stradivari (1596-1684)
2.Amati - a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his familyAmati - a violin made by Nicolo Amati or a member of his family
fiddle, violin - 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
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My companion was in the best of spirits, and prattled away about Cremona fiddles, and the difference between a Stradivarius and an Amati. As for myself, I was silent, for the dull weather and the melancholy business upon which we were engaged, depressed my spirits.
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In the two decades which followed Lombardi's F1 career, three female drivers -- Britain's Divina Galica, the Olympic Skier turned racer, South Africa's Desire Wilson and, at three GPs in 1992, Italy's Giovanna Amati -- all attempted, but failed, to qualify.
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Ben Rimmer had the axe slammed into his face by Evie Amati - his face is now held together with metal plates he can touch with his skin.
That, plus his personal fortune, has allowed him to put together a stunning collection of vintage musical instruments including priceless violins by Stradivari, Guarneri, and Amati that are now on display at the museum, in an exhibition that recreates the workshop of a master luthier or violin maker.
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La honesta lujuria, por tan honesta, tambien corre el riesgo de alzarle la ceja a alguna feminista por algunas descripciones como "Donna Maradonna era un autentico elefante marino, una hembra hecha para el espectaculo" o "Se puede abandonar a una mujer, nunca a un perro" o "Ninguna mujer valia su Amati (un violin)", por ejemplo.