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Stradivarius   /strˌædɪvˈɛriəs/   Listen
Stradivarius

noun
1.
Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737).  Synonyms: Antonio Stradivari, Antonius Stradivarius, Stradivari.






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"Stradivarius" Quotes from Famous Books



... pleasant little meal together, during which Holmes would talk about nothing but violins, narrating with great exultation how he had purchased his own Stradivarius, which was worth at least five hundred guineas, at a Jew broker's in Tottenham Court Road for fifty-five shillings. This led him to Paganini, and we sat for an hour over a bottle of claret while he told me anecdote after anecdote ...
— The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893 - An Illustrated Monthly • Various

... pine, That in Tyrolian forests vast Had rocked and wrestled with the blast: Exquisite was it in design, Perfect in each minutest part, A marvel of the lutist's art; And in its hollow chamber, thus, The maker from whose hands it came Had written his unrivalled name,— "Antonius Stradivarius." ...
— Tales of a Wayside Inn • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

... cloudy morning, and a dun-coloured veil hung over the house-tops, looking like the reflection of the mud-coloured streets beneath. My companion was in the best of spirits, and prattled away about Cremona fiddles, and the difference between a Stradivarius and an Amati. As for myself, I was silent, for the dull weather and the melancholy business upon which we were engaged, depressed ...
— A Study In Scarlet • Arthur Conan Doyle



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