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n. pl. A·ma·tis
A violin made by Nicolò Amati or the members of his family.
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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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||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 family|
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