violin

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Synonyms for violin

bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family

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Impatient at not being recognised, Fairer-than-a-Fairy now drew out her third present, and on opening the crystal scent-bottle a little syren flew out, who silenced the violins and then sang close to the Prince's ear the story of all his lady love had suffered in her search for him.
The violins began to sound with all their might, but nobody listened to them.
The Epicureans did not perceive that the head of the school had left them; the violins continued playing all night long.
Every one was a little affected - the soft throbbing of the violins upon the balcony was almost a relief.
Two or three violins and a wind instrument from the Opera band reside within its precincts.
The orchestra was drowned out by the terrible din, and Edna could see the bows scraping away across the violins, apparently without sound.
At home he play violin all the time; for weddings and for dance.
One brought his flute and another his violin, while there were some who sang and a number who performed upon the piano with various degrees of taste and agility.
Tamoszius Kuszleika is his name, and he has taught himself to play the violin by practicing all night, after working all day on the "killing beds.
He taught the weekly singing-school (then a feature of village life) in half a dozen neighboring towns, he played the violin and "called off" at dances, or evoked rich harmonies from church melodeons on Sundays.
The quiet eye may be allowed to participate, and sometimes the ear, where the music is played upon a violin, and that a Stradivarius.
While they were doing this they discovered a lot of new and wonderful things that the pirates must have stolen from other ships: Kashmir shawls as thin as a cobweb, embroidered with flowers of gold; jars of fine tobacco from Jamaica; carved ivory boxes full of Russian tea; an old violin with a string broken and a picture on the back; a set of big chess-men, carved out of coral and amber; a walking-stick which had a sword inside it when you pulled the handle; six wine-glasses with turquoise and silver round the rims; and a lovely great sugar-bowl, made of mother o' pearl.
He is buried there, with his violin, in the graveyard of the little church, at the bottom of the slope where we used to play as children, beside the road where, when we were a little bigger, we said good-by for the last time.
These lashings, like the chords of a stringed instrument, resounded as if vibrated by a violin bow.
It was Fanny's first ball, though without the preparation or splendour of many a young lady's first ball, being the thought only of the afternoon, built on the late acquisition of a violin player in the servants' hall, and the possibility of raising five couple with the help of Mrs.