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Heifetz

[hahy-fits] /ˈhaɪ fɪts/
noun
1.
Jascha [yah-shuh] /ˈyɑ ʃə/ (Show IPA), 1901–1987, U.S. violinist, born in Russia.
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  • Heifetz, however, may be the dark horse in the modern fiddle sweepstakes.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Zelda doing time-steps is like Heifetz fiddling at weddings.

    At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
  • Stood up and fought Karlov with his bare fists; wasn't ashamed to weep over his mother's photograph; and fiddled like Heifetz.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for Heifetz

Heifetz

/ˈhaɪfɪts/
noun
1.
Jascha (ˈjæʃə). 1901–87, US violinist, born in Russia
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