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

mandolin

noun
     
mandolin
Related topics: Music
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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