Meaning of VIOLIN in English

VIOLIN

/ ˌvaɪəˈlɪn; NAmE / noun

a musical instrument with strings, that you hold under your chin and play with a bow :

Brahms' violin concerto

—compare viola

—see also fiddle

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: from Italian violino , diminutive of viola (see viola ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.