Violin

This article is part of the Fiddle and Violin series. The violin, also known as a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola, the cello and the double bass. Someone who plays the violin is cal...
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Violin

• (n.) A small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle.
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violin

fiddle noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
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violin

Click images to enlargeBowed, string instrument, the smallest and highest pitched (treble) of the violin family. Its four strings are tuned in fifths to G3, D4, A5, and E5. It is usually played tucked between the shoulder and left side of the chin. The right hand draws the bow across a string causing it to vibrate and pro...
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Violin

Vi`o·lin' noun [ Italian violino , dim. of viola . See Viol .] (Mus.) A small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle. » The violin is distinguished for the brilliancy and gayety, as well as the power and variety, of its tones, and in the orchestra i...
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violin

bowed, stringed musical instrument that evolved during the Renaissance from earlier bowed instruments: the medieval fiddle; its 16th-century Italian ... [26 related articles]
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Violin

The violin is a family of stringed musical instruments.
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Violin

The violin's four strings are set in vibration (usually one at a time) by drawing a bow across them
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violin

violin, family of stringed musical instruments having wooden bodies whose backs and fronts are slightly convex, the fronts pierced by two ƒ-shaped resonance holes. The instruments of the violin family have been the dominant bowed instruments because of their versatility, brilliance, and balanc...
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violin

[n] - bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family
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