violin n


  1. Fiddle; wooden soundbox with four strings that produce sound when played with a bow; [fig.] sounds of summer; buzzing of insects; song of birds.
  2. Source of music; [metonymy] musical instrument; [metaphor] poetry; poetic voice; creative writing; gift of writing verse.
  3. Musical instrument; [fig.] form; figure; anatomy; human body; physical frame; organic structure.