Mandolin

A mandolin (mandolino) is a musical instrument in the lute family (plucked, or strummed). It usually has four courses of doubled strings. The (usually) two strings in each course are tuned in unison. The courses are tuned in a succession of perfect fifths, and plucked with a plectrum (pick). It is the soprano member of a family that includes the m...
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mandolin

[n] - a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
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Mandolin

• (n.) Alt. of Mandoline
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mandolin

noun a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
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Mandolin

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mandolin

mandolin (măn"dulin', măn'dulin") , musical instrument of the lute family, with a half-pear-shaped body, a fretted neck, and a variable number of strings, plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. The earlier mandolin, with five double strings, was developed from the m...
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mandolin

Plucked string instrument which flourished 1600–1800. It has four to six pairs of strings (courses) and is tuned like a violin. The fingerboard is fretted to regulate intonation. It takes its name from its almond-shaped body (Italian mandorla `almond`). Vivaldi composed two concertos for the mandolin in about 1...
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Mandolin

Plucked-string instrument with a rounded body and fingerboard
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Mandolin

small Italian lute usually with 8 strings, sometimes 12. Now popular throughout the western world, often made with a flat back like a cittern.
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mandolin

small stringed musical instrument in the lute family. It evolved in the 18th century in Italy and Germany from the 16th-century mandora.
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Mandolin

The mandolin of mandoline is a stringed musical instrument like a small lute. The most widely known variety is the Neapolitan, which has eight strings tuned in four pairs of unisons to the same fifths as the violin, and played by a plectrum. The Milanese variety has five double strings (each pair in unison) tuned G, C, A, D, E. A plectrum is used i...
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