Definitions for violinˌvaɪ əˈlɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of violin:
1570–80; < It violino=viol(a) (see viola1) +-ino-ine3
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a string instrument held under your chin and played with a bow
to play the violin
A musical four-string instrument, generally played with a bow or by plucking the string. Pitch is set by pressing the strings at the appropriate place with the fingers.
The first violin often plays the lead melody lines in a string quartet.
Origin: From violino, diminutive form of viola with diminutive suffix -ino
a small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle
Translations for violin
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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?
- كَمان، كَمَنْجَهArabic
- violinoPortuguese (BR)
- die ViolineGerman
- violin, biolaMalay
- fiolin, feleNorwegian
- سرينده، سارينګه، غچكه، وايلون: سارينده چې، سارينګه غږوونكىPashto
- 小提琴Chinese (Trad.)
- vĩ cầmVietnamese
- 小提琴Chinese (Simp.)
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