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  • n. A Stradivarius violin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of leather gaiter worn as a protection against thorns.
  • n. An abbreviation of Stradivari.

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

  • n. a violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family


Shortening. (Wiktionary)


  • Somehow I just hadn't thought of Baroque music for a Strad, which is silly, but I thought it would want something really virtuosic.

  • To a collector, a Strad is a very romantic icon, art object.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "Strad" before the alterations had been completed.

    The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

  • After he had finished he placed his "Strad" in its case as usual, which he closed, without locking it.

    The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

  • This exchange of heads took place without my being at all aware that the "Strad" scroll had returned to its original body; but on my mentioning the circumstance to my father, he informed me, to my astonishment and delight, that if the head of the mongrel Fiddle had been placed on the Stradivari, date 1710, from the Goding collection, it was now, as the effect of recent transmigration, on its own legitimate body.

    The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

  • Upon reaching his home his recent ebullition of temper had entirely passed away, and he calmly set himself to open the parcel containing his dissected "Strad," when, to his utter dismay, he failed to find its scroll.

    The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

  • The raw and unvarnished wood, with the parts between the threads swollen from damp, begrimed and repeatedly washed by repairers, presents anything but a pleasing spectacle even when the interior of a fine "Strad" or Joseph is laid bare.

    The Repairing & Restoration of Violins 'The Strad' Library, No. XII.

  • "Strad," as he calls it, is a lot of fun; however, he also knows that taking this cello on airplanes is, well, not fun.

    Vue Weekly

  • She also adored the "Strad" the first time she saw it in 1990.


  • News_), a real genuine "Strad," sold at PUTTICK AND SIMPSON'S for

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, May 13, 1893


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