Meaning of VIOLIN in English


I. ˌvīəˈlin sometimes ˈvīəˌlin or -ələ̇n noun

( -s )

Etymology: Italian violino, diminutive of viola viol, viola, from Old Provençal viola, viula viol — more at viol


a. : a bowed stringed musical instrument having four strings tuned at intervals of a fifth and a range from G below middle C to the fourth C above or higher which is distinguished from the viol in having a shallower body, shoulders at right angles with the neck, and a more curved bridge and is capable of a richer, more powerful, and more varied tone

b. : an 8-foot labial pipe-organ stop having a tone like a violin

2. : a violin player

first violin of an orchestra

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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


II. intransitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

: to play the violin

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.