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Amati

[ah-mah-tee] /ɑˈmɑ ti/
noun
1.
Nicolò
[nee-kaw-law] /ˌni kɔˈlɔ/ (Show IPA),
1596–1684, Italian violinmaker, one of a famous family of 16th- and 17th-century violinmakers: teacher of Antonio Stradivari.
2.
a violin made by a member of this family.
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  • With Girolamo closes the history of the family of the Amati as Violin-makers.

    The Violin George Hart
  • The sides are a shade deeper than those of the brothers Amati.

    The Violin George Hart
  • At first, under the Amati at Cremona, he produced some violins of admirable finish, but now very rarely to be met with.

    The Violin George Dubourg
  • Their position must have been but little inferior to that of the Amati family.

    The Violin George Hart
  • This would be a high price for an Amati of ordinary size, but the large form increased its value.

    Ole Bull Sara C. Bull
  • Violins of Amati and other makers were, up to this time, obtainable at nominal prices.

    The Violin George Hart
  • There are only a very few specimens of genuine Amati violins in this country.

  • He has sold more Amatis in his time than Amati himself ever made.

    The Violin George Hart
  • This is very probable, and may account also for the elevated model which was adopted both by Andrew and some others of the Amati.

  • Of course Cutty had heard of Amati and Stradivari, master and pupil.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for Amati

Amati

noun
1.
(Italian) (aˈmaːti). a family of Italian violin makers, active in Cremona in the 16th and 17th centuries, esp Nicolò (nikoˈlɔ), 1596–1684, who taught Guarneri and Stradivari
2.
(əˈmɑːtɪ), (pl) Amatis. a violin or other stringed instrument made by any member of this family
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