a musical instrument with a pear-shaped wooden body and a fretted neck.
- man·do·lin·ist, noun
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How to use mandolin in a sentence
Like Sarah Jarosz, on this record in particular I wanted to get a mandolin player and I wanted Sarah to play mandolin.
Listening to the “chop” of the mandolin reinforced to me how good the transient response of these speakers is.Fluance Ai41 stereo speakers review: Pint-sized powerhouses | Mike Levine | October 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
His newest solo album “Laysongs” is composed of only Thile’s vocals and mandolin, a kind of “secular music in a sacred context,” Thile says.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of July 22-28 | Fritz Hahn, Anying Guo | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Dacus referred to her as a "guitar wizard," noting that Baker schleps around a giant pedalboard and played most of the other instruments on the Boygenius record — keyboard, mandolin, you name it.Julien Baker questioned her faith. Music helped her embrace the uncertainty. | Sonia Rao | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Also on the list was mandolin-playing frontman Chris Thile of the band Nickel Creek.Who Do Readers Blame for the Economic Slump? Everyone! | Ryan Prior | March 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The third type is the relatively recent paddle-style mandolin.
And not only that, but Mr. Florance offered me a singing part in his new drama, if I could play the mandolin.The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
He laid the mandolin down on the ground, and began staring with a peculiarly sad expression at the dying fire.Carmen | Prosper Merimee
After Mrs. Tellamantez died, Johnny abandoned his trade and went out with his mandolin to pick up a living for one.Song of the Lark | Willa Cather
I would much rather play with this little baby (taking up a mandolin which she had dressed up in a table cover).The Montessori Method | Maria Montessori
The cook had seated himself decorously and was holding the mandolin in position.Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for mandolin
a plucked stringed instrument related to the lute, having four pairs of strings tuned in ascending fifths stretched over a small light body with a fretted fingerboard. It is usually played with a plectrum, long notes being sustained by the tremolo
a vegetable slicer consisting of a flat stainless-steel frame with adjustable cutting blades
- mandolinist, noun
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