Meaning of VIOLIN in English


/vuy'euh lin"/ , n.

1. the treble instrument of the family of modern bowed instruments, held nearly horizontal by the player's arm with the lower part supported against the collarbone or shoulder.

2. a violinist or part for a violin.

[ 1570-80; violino, equiv. to viol ( a ) (see VIOLA 1 ) + -ino dim. suffix ]

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