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[vahy-uh-lin-ist] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɪn ɪst/
a person who plays the violin.
Origin of violinist
From the Italian word violinista, dating back to 1660-70. See violin, -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I have heard of you before, knowingly spoke the violinist, nodding his head sadly.

    The Fifth String
    John Philip Sousa
  • I see they have given you the most conspicuous part as violinist.'

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • And such a violinist as the one mentioned, in spite of his tone and technic, was never meant for an ensemble player.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • Burney says that "Locatelli had more hand, caprice, and fancy than any violinist of his time."

    The Violin George Hart
  • Let the first violinist play with what skill he can, he alone is not adequate to the endeavor.

    The Meaning of Faith Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • 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
  • M. Tolbecque has a younger brother, who is also a violinist of some skill, and is known in England.

    The Violin George Dubourg
British Dictionary definitions for violinist


a person who plays the violin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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