from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Violin.


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  • 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.

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  • "violino" was used as late as 1597 to designate the tenor viol.

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  • Musicisti aggiunti: Hannah Porter (violino) e Charlotte Nichols (violoncello).

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  • 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.

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  • The first three bars were all violino, before the wood-winds and falk-horn joined.

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  • Palian was already out of the saddle, uncasing her violino with one hand and motioning players into place with the other.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • From the corner of her eye, Secca could see several players collapsing, and even Palian staggering, barely hanging on to her violino.

    The Shadow Sorceress

  • The two violino players check the tuning on their instruments, while the woodwind player moistens his reed.

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  • Delvor was a far better lutarist and lutar leader than he had ever been a violino player.

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  • Somehow, Palian managed to break her fall and save the violino.

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