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Meaning of FIDDLE

Pronunciation:  'fidl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
  2. [v]  manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"
  3. [v]  play the violin or fiddle

FIDDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: diddle, play, toy, violin
 See Also: Amati, bowed stringed instrument, chin rest, entertain, fiddlestick, flirt with, Guarnerius, manipulate, play, Strad, Stradavarius, string, think about, think of, toy with, violin bow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fid"dle\, n. [OE. fidele, fithele, AS. fi?ele; akin to
    D. vedel, OHG. fidula, G. fiedel, Icel. fi?la, and perh. to
    E. viol. Cf. {Viol}.]
    1. (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a
       violin; a kit.
    2. (Bot.) A kind of dock ({Rumex pulcher}) with fiddle-shaped
       leaves; -- called also {fiddle dock}.
    3. (Naut.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to
       keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad
       weather. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
    {Fiddle beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a Japanese carabid beetle
       ({Damaster blaptoides}); -- so called from the form of the
    {Fiddle block} (Naut.), a long tackle block having two
       sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead
       of side by side as in a common double block. --Knight.
    {Fiddle bow}, fiddlestick.
    {Fiddle fish} (Zo["o]l.), the angel fish.
    {Fiddle head}, an ornament on a ship's bow, curved like the
       volute or scroll at the head of a violin.
    {Fiddle pattern}, a form of the handles of spoons, forks,
       etc., somewhat like a violin.
    {Scotch fiddle}, the itch. (Low)
    {To play} {first, or second}, {fiddle}, to take a leading or
       a subordinate part. [Colloq.]
  2. \Fid"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To play on a fiddle.
             Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he
             could make a small town a great city. --Bacon.
    2. To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler
       does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy
       idleness; to trifle.
             Talking, and fiddling with their hats and feathers.
  3. \Fid"dle\, v. t.
    To play (a tune) on a fiddle.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a fiddle in your dream means harmony in the home.
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