double stop


noun Music.

two or more notes bowed simultaneously on a stringed instrument, as the violin.

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Origin of double stop

First recorded in 1875–80

Definition for double stop (2 of 2)

double-stop
[ duhb-uhl-stop ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈstɒp /
Music.

verb (used with object), dou·ble-stopped, dou·ble-stop·ping.

to play a double stop on (a stringed instrument).

verb (used without object), dou·ble-stopped, dou·ble-stop·ping.

to play a double stop.

Origin of double-stop

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for double stop

double-stop

verb -stops, -stopping or -stopped

to play (two notes or parts) simultaneously on a violin or related instrument by drawing the bow over two strings
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