Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process, trade, or art of making violins and similar instruments. It includes many details, such as the selection and preparation of materials, the making and manipulation of patterns, the shaping and fitting of parts, and the application of carving, purfling, and varnish. It reached its perfection in northern Italy about 1700.

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Examples

  • Students of the northern Italian masters of violin-making took the art south to Naples, where they applied it to the indigenous guitar and mandolin.

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  • Today each these artisanal activities continues, some using pre-Hispanic techniques, some using mestizo techniques (a blend of pre-Hispanic methods complemented by those introduced by Europeans during the Colonial era), and others using modern-day methods such as high-temperature firing and violin-making.

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  • "What are we to make of the presence of a book on violin-making," he asks, or of Wilde's copy of a "history of the study of music in Germany or his guide to the art of mixing American cocktails?"

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  • Her several plotlines neatly weave together topics as diverse as gypsy lore, violin-making, equestrian care, the Kentish landscape and the effects of a World War I zeppelin bombing on rural England.

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  • Seiji's ambition is to make violins, and in order to reach it, he has to go to Italy to study violin-making.

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  • As Giuseppe called himself “Gesu,” so there was a member of the famous violin-making family of Guadagnini who was called

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  • A full-size violin, whose front has been removed to reveal a violin-making workshop, complete with a workbench, tools, seven tiny violins and a cello.

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  • A full-size violin, above, whose front has been removed to reveal a violin-making workshop, complete with a workbench, tools, seven tiny violins and a cello.

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  • Perhaps no part of violin-making is more steeped in mystery and magical thinking than the varnish that's applied.

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  • Mr Westgarth, 28, was offered the scholarship to play for the university basketball team to secure a place on a three-year violin-making course.

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