Definitions

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  • n. A stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family, particularly Antonio Stradivari.
  • n. A violin made by another manufacturer, named to capitalise on the fame of the instruments made by Antonio Stradivari
  • n. A name invoked as a standard of excellence in unrelated fields

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)

Etymologies

From the Stradivari family (Wiktionary)

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