Meaning of “violin” in the English Dictionary

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"violin" in British English

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violinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌvaɪəˈlɪn/ us /ˌvaɪəˈlɪn/

A2 a wooden musical instrument with four strings that is held against the neck and played by moving a bow across the strings

Examples

  • She plays the violin with great expression .
  • The top string on your violin is flat.
  • A cello has a fuller sound than a violin.
  • She practises the violin every day.
  • I went to a violin recital today.

Examples from literature

  • At age two she read music for the piano, and at age three she played the violin. 
  • She plays both the violin and piano beautifully. 

(Definition of “violin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"violin" in American English

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violinnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌvɑɪ·əˈlɪn/

a small, wooden musical instrument with four strings that a player holds against his or her neck and plays with a bow (= stick with hairs attached to it), or this type of instrument generally

(Definition of “violin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)