Meaning of VIOLIN in English

VIOLIN

noun Etymology: Italian ~o, diminutive of viola Date: circa 1576 a bowed stringed instrument having four strings tuned at intervals of a fifth and a usual range from G below middle C upward for more than 4 1/2 octaves and having a shallow body, shoulders at right angles to the neck, a fingerboard without frets, and a curved bridge, ~ist noun ~istic adjective

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