Definition of violin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌvaɪəˈlɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaɪəˈlɪn//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument with strings, that you hold under your chin and play with a bow2 (3) Brahms’ violin concerto Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin The cello is a member of the violin family. compare viola see also fiddle See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Italian violino, diminutive of viola (see viola).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: violin