Stradivarius

Stradivarius

[strad-uh-vair-ee-uhs]
noun
1.
a violin or other instrument made by Stradivari or his family.

Origin:
1825–35

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Stradivarius (ˌstrædɪˈvɛərɪəs)
 
n
Often (informal) shortened to: Strad any of a number of violins manufactured by Antonio Stradivari or his family

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Stradivarius
1833, from Latinized form of name of Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), violin-maker of Cremona, or his sons or pupils. Short form Strad is attested from 1884.
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Stradivarius [(strad-uh-vair-ee-uhs)]

A kind of violin made by the Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Those that still survive are considered the finest violins in existence.

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