Definition of Stradivarius in English:


Syllabification: Strad·i·var·i·us
Pronunciation: /ˌstradəˈve(ə)rēəs


  • A violin or other stringed instrument made by Antonio Stradivari or his followers.
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    • Initially the only thing Burk noticed about this man was his violin: a genuine Stradivarius.
    • Jennifer also hit the headlines after it was revealed she played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto on a Stradivarius in the final of the competition.
    • He also shares with us that the violin he plays on this CD is a 1727 Stradivarius that once belonged to Rodolphe Kreutzer.


mid 19th century: Latinized form of Stradivari, Antonio.

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