the treble instrument of the family of modern bowed instruments, held nearly horizontal by the player's arm with the lower part supported against the collarbone or shoulder.
a violinist or part for a violin.
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How to use violin in a sentence
He learned from Cremonese violin makers that worm damage was rare there, which made him suspect that instrument makers had developed closely-guarded recipes for staving off pests.You might like Stradivarius violins because worms hate them | Sara Chodosh | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
Sometimes he’d spend three to four hours a day on hold while practicing violin or browsing job ads on the internet.How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic | by Cezary Podkul | July 26, 2021 | ProPublica
I can’t just play them like a piano, I need to play them like a violin, where I’m coaxing, rather than pushing, the sound out of them.We’re More of Ourselves When We’re in Tune with Others - Issue 104: Harmony | Kevin Berger | July 21, 2021 | Nautilus
That’s when a mostly unknown 14-year-old violin prodigy sliced through not one, but two E strings during a particularly scorching passage of Leonard Bernstein’s sumptuous and demanding “Serenade” — under the composer’s baton no less.Midori’s career started with a fleeting moment. It’s evolved into a lasting legacy. | Michael Andor Brodeur | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
violin Concerto, plus his two romances for violin and orchestra, made just after the covid shutdown.Midori’s career started with a fleeting moment. It’s evolved into a lasting legacy. | Michael Andor Brodeur | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
If a stellar-mass black hole is a violin, an IMBH is a double bass.
The Democrats will emphasize the violin stories, and they will exist, too.
One hat in the Press Room is designed from black velvet with a violin perched on top of a skull cap.Anna Piaggi's 'Hat-ology' Exhibition Opens in Milan | Liza Foreman | September 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the right, there emerged on Tuesday a universally mocking view that Russia is playing Obama like a cheap violin.
The woman who played an omnipotent American president like her personal violin.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics | Tunku Varadarajan | April 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Frulein Fichtner had already departed, but the first violinist played Mendelssohn's famous concerto for violin.
He is on the violin what Liszt is on the piano, and is the only artist worthy to be mentioned in the same breath with him.
As soon as Oertling touched his violin I saw that he was a superior artist, and that immediately inspired me.
The violin is an instrument which, though small and of trifling original cost, has yet commanded most extraordinary prices.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
The two most pleasing, expressive, and powerful single instruments of music are the human voice and the violin.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
British Dictionary definitions for violin
a bowed stringed instrument, the highest member of the violin family, consisting of a fingerboard, a hollow wooden body with waisted sides, and a sounding board connected to the back by means of a soundpost that also supports the bridge. It has two f-shaped sound holes cut in the belly. The instrument, noted for its fine and flexible tone, is the most important of the stringed instruments. It is held under the chin when played. Range: roughly three and a half octaves upwards from G below middle C
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Cultural definitions for violin
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