[ ah-mah-tee ]
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  1. 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.

  2. a violin made by a member of this family.

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How to use Amati in a sentence

  • Nicolas Amati did not introduce it, his work being of the kind that had no accommodation, or sufficient surface for it.

    Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick

British Dictionary definitions for Amati


  1. (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

  2. (əˈmɑːtɪ) plural Amatis a violin or other stringed instrument made by any member of this family

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