mandolinist

mandolin

[man-dl-in, man-dl-in]
noun
a musical instrument with a pear-shaped wooden body and a fretted neck.

Origin:
1700–10; < Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandola, variant of mandora, alteration of pandora bandore

mandolinist, noun
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mandolin or mandoline (ˌmændəˈlɪn)
 
n
1.  a plucked stringed instrument related to the lute, having four pairs of strings tuned in ascending fifths stretched over a small light body with a fretted fingerboard. It is usually played with a plectrum, long notes being sustained by the tremolo
2.  a vegetable slicer consisting of a flat stainless-steel frame with adjustable cutting blades
 
[C18: via French from Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandora lute, ultimately from Greek pandoura musical instrument with three strings]
 
mandoline or mandoline
 
n
 
[C18: via French from Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandora lute, ultimately from Greek pandoura musical instrument with three strings]
 
mando'linist or mandoline
 
n

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mandolin
1707, from Fr. mandoline, from It. mandolino, dim. of mandola, a larger kind of mandolin, altered from L.L. pandura "three-stringed lute," from Gk. pandoura.
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