Stradivarius


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Stradivarius

(ˌstrædɪˈvɛərɪəs)
n
(Instruments) any of a number of violins manufactured by Antonio Stradivari or his family. Often (informal) shortened to: Strad or strad
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Strad•i•var•i•us

(ˌstræd əˈvɛər i əs)

n.
1. a violin or other instrument made by Stradivari or his family.
2. Stradivari, Antonio.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.Stradivarius - Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)Stradivarius - Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)
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Stradivarius

[ˌstrædɪˈvɛərɪəs] nstradivario
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The quiet eye may be allowed to participate, and sometimes the ear, where the music is played upon a violin, and that a Stradivarius. A well-kept lawn, with six-hundred-years-old cedars and a twenty-feet yew hedge, will add distinction to the meal.
He spoke on a quick succession of subjects,--on miracle-plays, on medieval pottery, on Stradivarius violins, on the Buddhism of Ceylon, and on the war-ships of the future,-- handling each as though he had made a special study of it.
My companion was in the best of spirits, and prattled away about Cremona fiddles, and the difference between a Stradivarius and an Amati.
Last of all, a little fellow crouching in the mud, almost lost in a cauldron, which he was scraping with a tile, and from which he was evoking a sound that would have made Stradivarius swoon.
Dealer Alex Morrison is convinced the violin he picked up for next to nothing is a Stradivarius, worth thousands of pounds.
Already the top-rated older horse in Europe ahead of Blue Point, Crystal Ocean, Enable and Stradivarius, the five-year-old son of Dark Angel rocketed home three-and-three-quarter lengths clear of Soldier's Call, with So Perfect a length behind in third.
DEE EX BEE will slug it out again with Stradivarius in the Lonsdale Cup on Friday week at York.
ENABLE and Stradivarius are set to lead a strong team for champion trainer John Gosden at York next week.
Stradivarius strengthened his grip on the staying division with a third successive victory in the Qatar Goodwood Cup.
FRANKIE DETTORI got the Goodwood Festival off to a flying start for punters as he struck with superstar Stradivarius.
The son of Teofilo, who races for Godolphin, owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, finished third behind race winner Stradivarius and Dee Ex Bee, owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Stradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori, claims victory in the PS500,000 Qatar Goodwood Cup Stakes on day one of the festival