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violinist

[vahy-uh-lin-ist]
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noun
  1. a person who plays the violin.
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Origin of violinist

From the Italian word violinista, dating back to 1660–70. See violin, -ist
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  • The stamping of feet had ceased, but the violinist wandered on.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • He had seen the violinist, and the latter and his sister had promised to be on hand.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • It affected the lady to that degree that ever after she loved the violinist.

    The Fifth String  

    John Philip Sousa

  • Mildred coaxed her father to accompany her to hear the violinist.

    The Fifth String  

    John Philip Sousa

  • The violinist placed his chair closer to the fire and sipped the drink.

    The Fifth String  

    John Philip Sousa


British Dictionary definitions for violinist

violinist

noun
  1. a person who plays the violin
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