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Definition of "violin" []

  • A stringed instrument played with a bow, having four strings tuned at intervals of a fifth, an unfretted fingerboard, and a shallower body than the viol and capable of great flexibility in range, tone, and dynamics. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "violin" in a sentence
  • ""The mere fact I'm at an American university with the chance to learn whatever I want puts me in such a privileged group," says Bashore, a biochemistry major who also plays the violin, is learning Polish and helps raise start-up funds for a school for girls and women in Malawi, Africa."
  • "And so it wasn't like I ever said oh, you know, violin is not my true love or is my true love."
  • "The violin is an integral part of this musical group; one of the most best known violinists was Don Silvestre Vargas, founder of the world renowned Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlan."