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mandolin (măn´dəlĬn´, măn´dəlĬn´), musical instrument of the lute family, with a half-pear-shaped body, a fretted neck, and a variable number of strings, plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. The earlier mandolin, with five double strings, was developed from the mandola, a 17th-century lute. The Neapolitan mandolin, a smaller type having four pairs of strings, became popular in the 18th cent. and is the usual present-day mandolin. In popular music it is generally played with a tremolo motion. Notable uses of the mandolin in serious music are in Mozart's Don Giovanni and in pieces by Beethoven and Mahler.

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mandolin

man·do·lin / ˌmandəˈlin; ˈmandələn/ • n. 1. a musical instrument resembling a lute, having paired metal strings plucked with a plectrum. It is played with a characteristic tremolo on long sustained notes. 2. variant spelling of mandoline. DERIVATIVES: man·do·lin·ist / -ˈlinist/ n.

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mandolin

mandolin Stringed musical instrument related to the lute and associated with 18th-century Italy. It has four or six paired wire strings, which are played with a plectrum. It is most often used today as an accompaniment to folk songs and dances.

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mandolin(e)

mandolin(e). Plucked str. instr. of lute family, of It. orig., usually with 8 str. tuned in pairs and played with plectrum, generally in a sustained tremolo. Used in informal mus.-making, but occurs in several famous scores, e.g. Alexander Balus (Handel, 1747), L'Amant jaloux (Grétry, 1778), Don Giovanni (Mozart, 1787), Otello (Verdi, 1887), 7th Sym. and Das Lied von der Erde (Mahler), Serenade (Schoenberg), 5 Pieces (Webern), Agon (Stravinsky), etc. Beethoven wrote some pieces for mandolin and pf., and Vivaldi several concs.

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Mandoline

Mandoline. Poem by Verlaine set for v. and pf. by Debussy, 1882, as No.3 of Fêtes galantes (orig. version), and by Fauré, 1891, as No.1 of 5 Mélodies, Op.58. Also set as Fêtes galantes by R. Hahn, 1895.

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mandolin(e)

mandolin(e) XVIII. — F. mandoline — It. mandolino, dim. of mandola, var. of mandora.

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mandolin

mandolin Vegetable slicer.

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mandolin

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mandoline

mandolineagin, akin, begin, Berlin, bin, Boleyn, Bryn, chin, chin-chin, Corinne, din, fin, Finn, Flynn, gaijin, gin, Glyn, grin, Gwyn, herein, Ho Chi Minh, in, inn, Jin, jinn, kin, Kweilin, linn, Lynn, mandolin, mandoline, Min, no-win, pin, Pinyin, quin, shin, sin, skin, spin, therein, thin, Tientsin, tin, Tonkin, Turin, twin, underpin, Vietminh, violin, wherein, whin, whipper-in, win, within, Wynne, yin •weigh-in • lutein • lie-in • Samhain •Bowen, Cohen, Owen, throw-in •heroin, heroine •benzoin •bruin, ruin, shoo-in •Bedouin • Islwyn •genuine, Menuhin •cabin, Scriabin •Portakabin • sin bin • swingbin •bobbin, dobbin, robin •haemoglobin (US hemoglobin) •Reuben • dubbin • dustbin • Jacobin •kitchen, lichen •Cochin • urchin

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mandolinist

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