Definition of mandolin in English:
1A musical instrument resembling a lute, having paired metal strings plucked with a plectrum. It has a characteristic tremolo when sustaining long notes.
- Reading the literature, one can hear fiddles, wood flutes, bagpipes, guitar, mandolins and bodhráns.
- Set against a backdrop of strings, the mandolin sounds completely beautiful, providing an enticing blend of sadness and hope all at the same time.
- She had minimal skills on the oboe, French horn, guitar, viola, mandolin, and penny whistle.
2 (also mandoline) A kitchen utensil consisting of a flat frame with adjustable blades, for slicing vegetables.
- The beets were sliced on a mandoline and served in a Sherry vinaigrette with an immoderate amount of good olive oil.
- Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife, finely slice carrots lengthways into ribbons.
- For the kitchen, nothing beats a beautiful mandoline!
- Example sentences
- For seven years, Sims studied with Burns, the legendary jazz mandolinist, laying the foundation for Harmonious Wail's acoustic string sound.
- In Italy the mandolinists play with straight wrists and the right forearm is in line with the strings.
- Additional assistance is provided by some of the most talented and well known mandolinists playing today.
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Definition of mandolin in:
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