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man·do·lin

 (măn′də-lĭn′, măn′dl-ĭn)
n.
A small lutelike instrument with a typically pear-shaped body and a straight fretted neck, having usually four sets of paired strings tuned in unison or octaves.

[French mandoline, from Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandola, lute, from French mandore, from Late Latin pandūra, three-string lute, from Greek pandoura, perhaps of Mesopotamian origin.]

man′do·lin′ist n.

mandolin

(ˌmændəˈlɪn) or

mandoline

n
1. (Instruments) a plucked stringed instrument related to the lute, having four pairs of strings tuned in ascending fifths stretched over a small light body with a fretted fingerboard. It is usually played with a plectrum, long notes being sustained by the tremolo
2. (Cookery) a vegetable slicer consisting of a flat stainless-steel frame with adjustable cutting blades
[C18: via French from Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandora lute, ultimately from Greek pandoura musical instrument with three strings]
ˌmandoˈlinist n

man•do•lin

(ˈmæn dl ɪn, ˌmæn dlˈɪn)

n.
a stringed musical instrument with a pear-shaped wooden body and a fretted neck.
[1700–10; < Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandola, mandora, < Latin pandūra 3-stringed lute < Greek pandoûra; compare bandore]
man`do•lin′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mandolin - a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrummandolin - a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
chordophone - a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
mandola - an early type of mandolin
Translations
mandolína
mandolin
mandolin
mandólín
mandolīna
mandolină
mandolína
mandolina

mandolin

mandoline [ˈmændəlɪn] Nmandolina f, bandolina f (LAm)

mandolin

[ˌmændəˈlɪn] nmandoline f

mandolin(e)

nMandoline f

mandolin

mandoline [ˈmændəlɪn] nmandolino

mandolin,

mandoline

(ˈmӕndəlin) noun
a musical instrument similar to a guitar. He played a tune on the mandolin.
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The Ensemble's mission is to promote the mandolin family of instruments to audiences demonstrating the scope of mandolin music expands far beyond its most popular framework within the folk and bluegrass worlds to include music from around the world.
Feliciano was born almost 60 years ago and quickly got to grips with music, often alongside his uncle who played the cuatro, a 10-stringed instrument of the mandolin family.
The concert will end with Heila's "Cittern Suite," a cycle of fiddle-inspired songs for cittern, a member of the mandolin family, performed by Heila.