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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Italian
Origin: mandolina, from mandola 'large type of mandolin', from French mandore

mandolin

noun
     
mandolin
man‧do‧lin , mandoline [countable]
APM a musical instrument with eight metal strings and a round back, played with a plectrum (=small piece of plastic, metal etc)
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