violin


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Synonyms for violin

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

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Wyvil of natural capacity for playing on an instrument--and, for twenty years past, it had been the pride and delight of his heart to let no day of his life go by without practicing on the violin.
The next moment, the violin was under his chin and the performance began.
The finest music which Mozart has written for the violin associates that instrument with the piano.
Julius seated himself on one of the terrace-benches, and began to tune his violin.
After stopping for a moment to tighten one of the strings of his violin, Julius, raising his head from the instrument, was surprised to see a lady approaching him on the terrace.
Julius laid his violin on the piano, and considered the question before him carefully.
At the aunt's request, seconded by Professor Valerius, Daae consented to give the young viscount some violin lessons.
Professor Valerius was dead, but his widow remained in France with Daddy Daae and his daughter, who continued to play the violin and sing, wrapping in their dream of harmony their kind patroness, who seemed henceforth to live on music alone.
If Christine's Angel had existed, he could not have played better, that night, on the late musician's violin. When the music stopped, I seemed to hear a noise from the skulls in the heap of bones; it was as though they were chuckling and I could not help shuddering."
He became absorbed in trying out the idea, and even borrowed a circus rider whose act was to play the violin while standing on the back of a galloping horse and to throw somersaults on such precarious platform while still playing the violin.
The music of the violins on the balcony blended with the soft, gay voices of the women.
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.
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.