[duhb-uh l-stop]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.

Nearby words

  1. double-reed,
  2. double-ring,
  3. double-ripper,
  4. double-sided,
  5. double-space,
  6. double-system sound recording,
  7. double-tailed,
  8. double-take,
  9. double-talk,
  10. double-team

Origin of double-stop

First recorded in 1875–80

double stop

noun Music.

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

Origin of double stop

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for 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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