Definition of Chin rest

1. Noun. A rest on which a violinist can place the chin.

Generic synonyms: Rest
Group relationships: Fiddle, Violin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chin Rest

chin cap
chin chin
chin guard
chin guards
chin jerk
chin muscle
chin music
chin reflex
chin rest (current term)
chin roll
chin rolls
chin strap
chin up
chin wag
china cabinet
china cap
china clay
china closet
china marker
china pink
china stone
china white

Literary usage of Chin rest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Violin Mastery: Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers, Comprising by Frederick Herman Martens (1919)
"chin restS "And while we are discussing the physical aspects of the instrument there is the 'chin rest.' None of the great violin makers ever made a 'chin ..."

2. The Mastery of the Bow and Bowing Subtleties: A Text-book for Teachers and by Paul Stoeving (1920)
"I would add in this connection that the question of a chin rest is also far ... The prototype of the chin rest invented or introduced by Louis Spohr was, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Eye by Robert Brudenell Carter, John Green (1876)
"A rod proceeding from the base of the chin-rest carries a slender stem, ... The chin of the patient is placed on the chin-rest, on the proper side for the ..."

4. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1914)
"... the violin into position against your neck so that your left jaw and part of your chin rest firmly on the chin-rest at the left side of the tail-piece. ..."

5. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1896)
"It consists of an arc and chin rest, and compels the patient, ... If the chin-rest is raised, then the antero-posterior axis of the eye is above that of the ..."

6. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells (1883)
"The person whose eye is to be observed should be seated comfortably, as shown at A in Fig. 236, with his chin supported by a chin-rest ..."

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