[ strad-uh-vair-ee-uhs ]

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

Origin of Stradivarius

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby Stradivarius Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Stradivarius in a sentence

  • There was no remedy but music, and as soon as Bradshaw got at his Stradivarius the mists seemed to disperse.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • Such a pipe was perhaps to Theocritus what the fiddles of Stradivarius are to us.

  • The moment the bow touches the Stradivarius a stream of beautiful sound flows toward the hearer.

British Dictionary definitions for Stradivarius


/ (ˌstrædɪˈvɛərɪəs) /

  1. any of a number of violins manufactured by Antonio Stradivari or his family: Often (informal) shortened to: Strad

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Cultural definitions for 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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