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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Violin  \Vi`o*lin"\,  n.  [It.  violino,  dim.  of  viola.  See  {Viol}.] 
  (Mus.) 
  A  small  instrument  with  four  strings,  played  with  a  bow;  a 
  fiddle. 
 
  Note:  The  violin  is  distinguished  for  the  brilliancy  and 
  gayety,  as  well  as  the  power  and  variety,  of  its  tones, 
  and  in  the  orchestra  it  is  the  leading  and  most 
  important  instrument. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  violin 
  n  :  the  highest  member  of  the  violin  family;  this  instrument  has 
  four  strings  and  a  hollow  body  and  an  unfretted 
  fingerboard  and  is  played  with  a  bow  [syn:  {fiddle}] 




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