Stradivarius

[ strad-uh-vair-ee-uh s ]
/ ˌstræd əˈvɛər i əs /

noun

a violin or other instrument made by Stradivari or his family.

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Origin of Stradivarius

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for stradivarius

Stradivarius
/ (ˌstrædɪˈvɛərɪəs) /

noun

any of a number of violins manufactured by Antonio Stradivari or his familyOften (informal) shortened to: Strad
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Cultural definitions for stradivarius

Stradivarius
[ (strad-uh-vair-ee-uhs) ]

A kind of violin made by the Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Those that still survive are considered the finest violins in existence.

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