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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

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

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 was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.
Edward Lear

When I was a kid, my parents would play badminton, but I hardly joined them. I'd just pick up their racquets and fiddle around. Check out how the racquet was made... toss it around to see how light it was! At the time, I didn't even know I'd play badminton.
Saina Nehwal

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
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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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