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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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violin

nGeige f, → Violine f
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violin

[ˌvaɪəˈlɪn]
1. nviolino
2. adj (case, concerto) → per violino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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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