What does violin mean?

Definitions for violin
ˌvaɪ əˈlɪnvi·o·lin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violin, fiddle(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. violin(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From violino, diminutive form of viola with diminutive suffix -ino

  2. violin(Noun)

    A violinist

    The first violin often plays the lead melody lines in a string quartet.

    Etymology: From violino, diminutive form of viola with diminutive suffix -ino

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violin(noun)

    a small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle

    Etymology: [It. violino, dim. of viola. See Viol.]

Freebase

  1. Violin

    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

  1. Violin

    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. violinoviola.]

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How to say violin in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of violin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of violin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of violin in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Kazakh women are infinitely beautiful. Your beauty is an endless love experience. Bottomless awareness and supreme insight of sincere love. You are the most gentle notes of a piano, tenderness of heavenly love and through the subtle melodies of a violin. You are a priceless gift of eternity, eternity is with you and there is paradise on earth and after death. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Dagmar Turner:

    The violin is my passion; I've been playing since I was 10 years old, the thought of losing my ability to play was heart-breaking.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    I don't think it's a real request, i think he did it to get you guys. I think he did it to provoke you to ask me and others and get outraged by it. He plays it like a violin and everyone falls into it. That's not a real request.

  4. S. J. Perelman:

    Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin .. it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.

  5. Dale Fairchild:

    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,’.

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