- Ni·co·lò [nee-kaw-law] /ˌni kɔˈlɔ/, 1596–1684, Italian violinmaker, one of a famous family of 16th- and 17th-century violinmakers: teacher of Antonio Stradivari.
- a violin made by a member of this family.
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Examples from the Web for amati
With Girolamo closes the history of the family of the Amati as Violin-makers.
Their position must have been but little inferior to that of the Amati family.
We have no information of the pupils of Amati from 1654 to 1665.
The sides are a shade deeper than those of the brothers Amati.
The instruments he made of large Amati pattern are highly valued.
- (Italian aˈmaːti) a family of Italian violin makers, active in Cremona in the 16th and 17th centuries, esp Nicolò (nikoˈlɔ), 1596–1684, who taught Guarneri and Stradivari
- (əˈmɑːtɪ) plural Amatis a violin or other stringed instrument made by any member of this family
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