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violinvi‧o‧lin /ˌvaɪəˈlɪn/ ●●○ noun [countable]  violin.jpg APMa small wooden musical instrument that you hold under your chin and play by pulling a bow (=special stick) across the strings
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violinShe was too wound up, too much on edge, her nerves as taut as violin strings.And the sound of Beethoven's Second Romance for violin and orchestra, coming from the stereo speaker in his bedroom.He holds his violin low down, the bow fastidiously poised above it.A cacophony of violins, clarinets and trumpets fills the air.Not a note seems superfluous in this essay for flute, clarinet in A, vibraphone, piano, violin and cello.Born and raised in Tokyo, Komuro started violin lessons at age 3 and began learning keyboards in elementary school.While the woodwind and low strings were reasonably well replicated, the violins, timpani and brass left much to be desired.
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