violin

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: violín

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Stainer.jpg

Etymology[edit]

From Italian violino, diminutive form of viola with diminutive suffix -ino

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

violin (plural violins)

  1. (music) A musical four-string instrument, generally played with a bow or by plucking the string. Pitch is set by pressing the strings at the appropriate place with the fingers.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XX:
      She was looking more like Sherlock Holmes than ever. Slap a dressing-gown on her and give her a violin, and she could have walked straight into Baker Street and no questions asked.
  2. (music) A violinist.
    The first violin often plays the lead melody lines in a string quartet.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

violin

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive form of violar
  2. third-person plural imperative form of violar

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian violino, diminutive form of viola with diminutive suffix -ino.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /violiːn/, [vioˈliːˀn]

Noun[edit]

violin c (singular definite violinen, plural indefinite violiner)

  1. violin

Inflection[edit]