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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations
mandolína
mandolin
mandolin
mandólín
mandolīna
mandolină
mandolína
mandolina

mandolin

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

[ˌmændəˈlɪn] nmandoline f
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mandolin(e)

nMandoline f
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mandolin

mandoline [ˈmændəlɪn] nmandolino
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mandolin,

mandoline

(ˈmӕndəlin) noun
a musical instrument similar to a guitar. He played a tune on the mandolin.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The band perform folk, bluegrass, country and old-timey material and derived the name from the actions of mandolinists (to "hack") and fiddlers (to "saw").
Quintet "Nomos" was established in 2011 by Emanuele Buzi, one of the most famous and talented mandolinists on the international scene - and includes, Raffaele Pullara, Mandolin, Mauro Schembri, Mandolin/Mandola, Flavio D'Ambra, Guitar, Giovanni Gonfaloni, Guitar, and Andrea Scime, Double Bass.
It also features an all-star cast of musicians that includes guitarist Bryan Sutten, dueling mandolinists Chris Thile and Sam Bush, and Phish's Trey Anastasio on guitar.