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ˈmæn dl ɪn, ˌmæn dlˈɪnman·dolin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mandolin(noun)

    a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum


  1. mandolin(Noun)

    A stringed instrument and a member of the lute family, having eight strings in four courses, frequently tuned as a violin. They have either a bowl back or a flat back.

  2. mandolin(Noun)

    A kitchen tool used for slicing vegetables (usually spelled mandoline).

  3. mandolin(Noun)

    An RAF World War II code name for patrols to attack enemy railway transport.

  4. Origin: From mandoline, from mandolino, diminutive of mandola, a large stringed instrument.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mandolin(noun)

    alt. of Mandoline


  1. mandolin

    , A mandolin is a musical instrument in the lute family. It descends from the mandore, a soprano member of the lute family. The mandolin soundboard comes in many shapes—but generally round or teardrop-shaped, sometimes with scrolls or other projections. A mandolin may have f-holes, or a single round or oval sound hole. A round or oval sound hole may be bordered with decorative rosettes or purfling. Early mandolins had six double courses of gut strings, tuned similarly to lutes, and plucked with the fingertips. Modern mandolins, which originated in Naples, Italy, in the late 18th century, commonly have four double courses of metal strings, which are plucked with a plectrum. Many variants of the mandolin have existed. These include Milanese, Lombard, Brescian and other six-course types, as well as four-string, twelve-string, and sixteen-string.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mandolin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mandolin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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