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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.]
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(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]
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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.
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- 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.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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
Guarnerius - a violin made by a member of the Guarneri family
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A. N → violín m
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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? viool كَمان، كَمَنْجَه цигулка violino housle die Violine violin βιολίviolín viiul ویولن viulu violonכינור सारंगी violina hegedű biola fiðla violino バイオリン 바이올린 smuikas vijole violin, biola vioolfiolin, feleskrzypce سرينده، سارينګه، غچكه، وايلون: سارينده چې، سارينګه غږوونكى violino vioară скрипка husle violina violina violin ไวโอลิน keman 小提琴 скрипка سارنگي vĩ cầm 小提琴ˌvioˈlinist noun
a violin player. She is a leading violinist. vioolspeler عازِف الكَمان цигулар violinista houslista, -ka der/die Violinist(in) violinist βιολιστήςviolinista viiuldaja نوازنده ویولن viulisti violonisteכנר सारंगी बेला आदि बजाने वाला violinist hegedűművész pemain biola fiðluleikari violinista バイオリン奏者 바이올린 연주자 smuikininkas vijolnieks pemain violin, biola violistfiolinspiller, fiolinistskrzypek سرينده ږغوونكى violinista violonist скрипач huslista, -ka violinist violinista violinist นักสีไวโอลิน kemancı 小提琴手 скрипаль سارنگي نواز người chơi vĩ cầm 小提琴手
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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
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