from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To produce two tones simultaneously on (a stringed instrument) by stopping two strings with one hand while bowing them with the other.
- n. The two tones so produced.
- n. The notes indicating these tones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In playing the violin, to stop two strings of simultaneously with the fingers, and thus produce two-part harmony.
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