- a violin or other instrument made by Stradivari or his family.
- Stradivari, Antonio.
Origin of Stradivarius
Examples from the Web for stradivarius
The tone of the Stradivarius violin is full, musical and high-spirited.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
"I would execrate it were it a Stradivarius," said he, his mouth full of sop.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
The speaker is Rosalind herself, as the Stradivarius is being put to bed.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
I know it to be as little a Stradivarius as I am a Paganini.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
The best epoch of Stradivarius was from 1700 to 1720 or 1725.Ole Bull
Sara C. Bull
- any of a number of violins manufactured by Antonio Stradivari or his familyOften (informal) shortened to: Strad
Word Origin and History for stradivarius
1833, from Latinized form of name of Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), violin-maker of Cremona, or his sons or pupils. Short form Strad is attested from 1884.
A kind of violin made by the Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Those that still survive are considered the finest violins in existence.