violin

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Synonyms for violin

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

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The violins began to sound with all their might, but nobody listened to them.
At that moment the violins sounded the signal for the ballet.
Every one was a little affected - the soft throbbing of the violins upon the balcony was almost a relief.
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 Epicureans did not perceive that the head of the school had left them; the violins continued playing all night long.
Music is my passion; and the violin is my favorite instrument.
The discord of the roaring "people" (still echoing in his ears) had sharpened his customary sensibility to the poetry of sound, as composed by Mozart, and as interpreted by piano and violin.
He never went out of doors in Paris, but lived in a sort of dream which he kept up with his violin.
Would come on deck at night sometimes, take some sail off her, God only knows why or wherefore, then go below, shut himself up in his cabin, and play on the violin for hours--till day- break perhaps.
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.
The victim was Tamoszius Kuszleika, who played the violin.
A well-played violin is a treat for the gods -- a badly-played one "
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.
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.
These lashings, like the chords of a stringed instrument, resounded as if vibrated by a violin bow.