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Definition of Fiddle

Fiddle

  1. A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit.
  2. A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher) with fiddle-shaped leaves; -- called also fiddle dock.
  3. A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad weather.
  4. To play on a fiddle.
  5. 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.
  6. To play (a tune) on a fiddle.

Fiddle Quotations

You know, if you really want to fiddle the old-time way, you've got to learn the dance. The contra-dances, hoedowns. It's all in the rhythm of the bow. The great North Carolina fiddle player Tommy Jarrell said, 'If a feller can't bow, he'll never make a fiddler. He might make a violin player, but he'll never make no fiddler.'
Alison Krauss

I'd rather fiddle with my phone for precious seconds than neglect an apostrophe; I'd rather insert a word laboriously keyed out than resort to predictive texting for a - acceptable to some - synonym.
Will Self

I'm much more open to being a supporting actor right now. At the age of 60, I'll be second fiddle. Fine. I'm happy to do it.
Robin Williams

All my momma's people were very musical. My grandpa, who was the Pentecostal minister, he was a great musician. He played the fiddle, he played the piano.
Dolly Parton

Because the blues is the basis of most American music in the 20th century. It's a 12-bar form that's played by jazz, bluegrass and country musicians. It has a rhythmic vocabulary that's been used by rock n' roll. It's related to spirituals, and even the American fiddle tradition.
Wynton Marsalis
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Fiddle Translations

fiddle in German is Fiedel, Geige
fiddle in Norwegian is fele
fiddle in Swedish is fela, leka, fiol
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