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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.
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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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Nicolo Amati (1596-1684) was the finest maker in the Amati family.
More objectively, the tonal characteristics that led to the favoring of Stradivari's instruments over those of Stainer or the Amati family of makers result primarily from the lower arching of the top and back of Stradivari's violins, which yields a more focused and well projected tone.
The Amati family are usually associated with the manufacture of which musical instrument?