Definition of Stradivarius

1. Noun. Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737).

Definition of Stradivarius

1. Noun. (musical instruments) A stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family, particularly Antonio Stradivari. ¹

2. Noun. (musical instruments) A violin made by another manufacturer, named to capitalise on the fame of the instruments made by Antonio Stradivari ¹

3. Noun. A name invoked as a standard of excellence in unrelated fields ¹

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Literary usage of Stradivarius

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1. My Musical Life by Hugh Reginald Haweis (1898)
"Having mastered this sweep, stradivarius begins to play with his curves and ... There is a touch about stradivarius here as elsewhere; it is that which ..."

2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"stradivarius. YOUR soul was lifted by the wings to-day Hearing the master of the violin: You praised him, praised the great Sebastian too Who made that fine ..."

3. The Story of the Violin by Paul Stoeving (1904)
"The label of those made by his pupils (mostly Bergonzi) read either — "Sub disciplina di Ant. stradivarius ; " or, " Sotte la dis- ciplina di Ant. ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"... George W. stradivarius of the West. GN Allen. pot- Sunset 39:46 N '17 .... stradivarius ..."

5. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians by Theodore Baker (1919)
"Unable to make headway against the prevailing fashion, he deftly turned it to account; after long and patient labor he placed a 'stradivarius' violin on the ..."

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