Meaning of VIOLIN in English

VIOLIN

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌvī-ə-ˈlin ]

noun

Etymology: Italian violino, 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

• vi·o·lin·ist -ist noun

• vi·o·lin·ist·ic -ə-lə-ˈnis-tik adjective

[

violin: 1 bridge, 2 sound hole, 3 soundboard, 4 fingerboard, 5 pegs, 6 scroll, 7 tailpiece, g G-string, d D-string, a A-string, e E-string

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