Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Violin.
“The name too, _fidula_ or _vidula_, from mediaeval Latin _fides_, "string," became fiddle and viola, the smaller viola being called violino, the larger, violoncello and viola da gamba.”
“violino" was used as late as 1597 to designate the tenor viol.”
“Musicisti aggiunti: Hannah Porter (violino) e Charlotte Nichols (violoncello).”
“Secca, wearing a pale blue tunic, walked toward Palian, the gray-haired and gray-eyed woman who held a violino, and who stood before the first group of players.”
“The first three bars were all violino, before the wood-winds and falk-horn joined.”
“Palian was already out of the saddle, uncasing her violino with one hand and motioning players into place with the other.”
“From the corner of her eye, Secca could see several players collapsing, and even Palian staggering, barely hanging on to her violino.”
“The two violino players check the tuning on their instruments, while the woodwind player moistens his reed.”
“Delvor was a far better lutarist and lutar leader than he had ever been a violino player.”
“Somehow, Palian managed to break her fall and save the violino.”
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