Definitions for violin
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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
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.
Etymology: From violino, diminutive form of viola with diminutive suffix -ino
The violin, sometimes known as a fiddle, is a wooden chordophone (string instrument) in the violin family. Most violins have a hollow wooden body. It is the smallest and thus highest-pitched instrument (soprano) in the family in regular use. The violin typically has four strings (some can have five), usually tuned in perfect fifths with notes G3, D4, A4, E5, and is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings. It can also be played by plucking the strings with the fingers (pizzicato) and, in specialized cases, by striking the strings with the wooden side of the bow (col legno). Violins are important instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. They are most prominent in the Western classical tradition, both in ensembles (from chamber music to orchestras) and as solo instruments. Violins are also important in many varieties of folk music, including country music, bluegrass music, and in jazz. Electric violins with solid bodies and piezoelectric pickups are used in some forms of rock music and jazz fusion, with the pickups plugged into instrument amplifiers and speakers to produce sound. The violin has come to be incorporated in many non-Western music cultures, including Indian music and Iranian music. The name fiddle is often used regardless of the type of music played on it. The violin was first known in 16th-century Italy, with some further modifications occurring in the 18th and 19th centuries to give the instrument a more powerful sound and projection. In Europe, it served as the basis for the development of other stringed instruments used in Western classical music, such as the viola.Violinists and collectors particularly prize the fine historical instruments made by the Stradivari, Guarneri, Guadagnini and Amati families from the 16th to the 18th century in Brescia and Cremona (Italy) and by Jacob Stainer in Austria. According to their reputation, the quality of their sound has defied attempts to explain or equal it, though this belief is disputed. Great numbers of instruments have come from the hands of less famous makers, as well as still greater numbers of mass-produced commercial "trade violins" coming from cottage industries in places such as Saxony, Bohemia, and Mirecourt. Many of these trade instruments were formerly sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and other mass merchandisers. The components of a violin are usually made from different types of wood. Violins can be strung with gut, Perlon or other synthetic, or steel strings. A person who makes or repairs violins is called a luthier or violinmaker. One who makes or repairs bows is called an archetier or bowmaker.
A violin is a string instrument, usually made of wood, dating back to 16th Century Italy. It has four strings that are played with a bow made up of horsehair. The violin is known for its high pitch and is commonly used in various types of music, including classical, folk, country, and bluegrass. The notes are changed by altering the position of fingers that press down the strings, changing their vibrating lengths. The sound is amplified by the hollow body of the violin.
a small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle
Etymology: [It. violino, dim. of viola. See Viol.]
The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, cello and doublebass. The violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word violin comes from the Medieval Latin word vitula, meaning stringed instrument; this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic "fiddle". The violin, while it has ancient origins, acquired most of its modern characteristics in 16th-century Italy, with some further modifications occurring in the 18th and 19th centuries. Violinists and collectors particularly prize the instruments made by the Gasparo da Salò, Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati families from the 16th to the 18th century in Brescia and Cremona and by Jacob Stainer in Austria. Great numbers of instruments have come from the hands of "lesser" makers, as well as still greater numbers of mass-produced commercial "trade violins" coming from cottage industries in places such as Saxony, Bohemia, and Mirecourt. Many of these trade instruments were formerly sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. and other mass merchandisers.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vī-ō-lin′, n. a musical instrument of four strings placed with a bow: a fiddle: a player on the violin.—ns. Violin′-bow, a bow for sounding the violin; Vī′olinist, a player on the violin. [It. violino—viola.]
The numerical value of violin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of violin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
If someone is that good at playing a musical instrument, that, in itself, is like another language. So, you've just allowed that child to move to the next level. Danielle’s older sister created a plastic device to help hold her bow for her viola, which has one string less than a violin. The plastic device has helped, but she still needs more flexibility. Christopher has an assistive device to play the cello, but he said it's a little too heavy. Giavedoni plans to remake Danielle’s device by using a mold of her wrist and hand, and he’ll lighten Christopher’s device. For us, it's being able to let these kids show other kids and adults that ‘Don't look at me for what I don't have. Look at all the great things I can do,’.
Unlike learning a sport or violin, you don't get a social media instructor when your kid turns a certain age, there are no lessons, and the internet is infinitely more complex. A good approach is to be clear with your child that you'll share the responsibility.
Back in Myanmar, I felt happy when I played violin, as it was my native country.
There were bombs, teargas and repression, but he kept playing his violin. He did not stop, too bad I wasn't able to speak with him because he was constantly playing.
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- violíCatalan, Valencian
- Geige, ViolineGerman
- violin, fiólFaroese
- fioeleWestern Frisian
- veidhlín, veidhealIrish
- fidheallScottish Gaelic
- वायलिन, सारंगी, बेलाHindi
- agiaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- keman, viyolîn, kemançeKurdish
- ຊຶງ, ຊຸງLao
- smuika, vijoleLatvian
- хийл хөгжимMongolian
- vedel, vioolDutch
- ਵਾਇਲਿਨPanjabi, Punjabi
- gìa, violinaRomansh
- violina, виолинаSerbo-Croatian
- fiol, violinSwedish
- скрипка, ғиҷҷак, камончаTajik
- vĩ cầmVietnamese
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