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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, which is of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • mandolin — ► NOUN 1) a musical instrument resembling a lute, having paired metal strings plucked with a plectrum. 2) (also mandoline) a kitchen utensil consisting of a frame with adjustable blades, for slicing vegetables. DERIVATIVES mandolinist noun.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Mandolin — Man do*lin, Mandoline Man do*line, n. [F. mandoline, It. mandolino, dim. of mandola, fr. L. pandura. See {Bandore}.] (Mus.) A small and beautifully shaped instrument resembling the lute. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mandolin — англ. [мэндэли/н] mandoline фр. [мандоли/н] Mandoline нем. [мандоли/нэ] mandolino ит. [мандоли/но] мандолина …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • mandolin — [man΄də lin′, man′də lin] n. [Fr mandoline < It mandolino, dim. of mandola, mandora < LL pandura, kind of lute < LGr pandoura, prob. < Ar ṭanbur] a musical instrument of the lute family, with four to six pairs of strings stretched… …   English World dictionary

  • Mandolin — This article is about the musical instrument. For the cooking tool, see Mandoline. Mandolin A Glenn F5 Fern mandolin String instrument Classification String instrument …   Wikipedia

  • mandolin — mandolinist, n. /man dl in, man dl in /, n. a musical instrument with a pear shaped wooden body and a fretted neck. [1700 10; < It mandolino, dim. of mandola, var. of mandora, alter. of pandora BANDORE] * * * Small stringed instrument related to… …   Universalium

  • mandolin — UK [ˌmændəˈlɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms mandolin : singular mandolin plural mandolins a musical instrument that looks like a guitar with a curved back …   English dictionary

  • mandolin — also mandoline noun Etymology: Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandola Date: 1707 1. a musical instrument of the lute family that has a usually pear shaped body and fretted neck and four to six pairs of strings 2. (usually mandoline) [French,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mandolin — man|do|lin mandoline [ˌmændəˈlın] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Italian; Origin: mandolina, from mandola large type of mandolin , from French mandore] a musical instrument with eight metal strings and a round back, played with a ↑plectrum (=small piece… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mandolin — [[t]mæ̱ndəlɪ̱n, lɪn[/t]] mandolins N VAR: oft the N A mandolin is a musical instrument that looks like a small guitar and has four pairs of strings …   English dictionary

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