英 [vaɪə'lɪn; 'vaɪəlɪn]
- n. 小提琴；小提琴手
- n. (Violin)人名；(意)维奥林
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. from Italian violino, diminutive of viola (see viola).
- violin:  Violin has been traced back to Vulgar Latin *vītula ‘stringed instrument’, which was based ultimately on the name of Vītula, a Roman goddess of joy and victory (and has also, via a prehistoric Germanic borrowing, given English fiddle). The Vulgar Latin term passed via Provençal viola and Old French viole into English as viol , which survives as the name of an early form of stringed instrument. Its Italian counter-part is viola, which has given English viola , and its diminutive form violino is the source of violin.
=> fiddle, viola
- violin (n.)
- 1570s, from Italian violino, diminutive of viola (see viola). The modern form of the smaller, medieval viola da braccio.
- 1. A performer in evening dress plays classical selections on the violin.
- 2. She has toiled away at the violin for years.
- 3. She persevered with her violin lessons.
- 4. The cello is a member of the violin family.
- 5. If you increase the tension of that violin string it will break.
[ violin 造句 ]