Meaning of VIOLIN in English

VIOLIN

[vi.o.lin] n [It violino, dim. of viola] (1579): 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 -- vi.o.lin.ist n -- vi.o.lin.ist.ic adj

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