from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling a violin or its sound.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

violin +‎ -like


  • Similar to how a cricket chirps by rubbing together sound-making apparatus in its hind legs, male club-winged manakins (Machaeropterus deliciosus) use specially adapted feathers in each wing to make a violinlike hum, a Cornell University animal behaviorist Kimberly Bostwick writes in Science magazine (July 29, 2005).


  • There's more to Johnson than only those signature, violinlike guitar solos. Chronicle

  • The researchers found that when the enlarged sixth and seventh feathers are excited at their resonant frequency -- an object's natural frequency of vibration -- all nine hollow feathers resonate as a unit at 1500 Hertz to create the violinlike note close to an F-sharp.


  • Use a violinlike control scheme by pressing the B, C and Z buttons while moving the Wii remote left and right. -


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.