from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Stradivari, Antonio Often called Antonius Stradivarius. 1644?-1737. Italian violinmaker who developed the proportions of the modern violin and created instruments of unsurpassed beauty and tone. His sons Francesco (1671-1743) and Omobono (1679-1742) carried on the family tradition of fine artistry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of Antonio Stradivari (Latinized Stradivarius) of Cremona (d. 1737), a famous violin-maker, applied to a violin or similar instrument made by him.

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)


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