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[nee-kaw-law] /ˌni kɔˈlɔ/ (Show IPA), 1596–1684, Italian violinmaker, one of a famous family of 16th- and 17th-century violinmakers: teacher of Antonio Stradivari.
a violin made by a member of this family.
Historical Examples

With Girolamo closes the history of the family of the Amati as Violin-makers.
The Violin George Hart

The sides are a shade deeper than those of the brothers Amati.
The Violin George Hart

At first, under the Amati at Cremona, he produced some violins of admirable finish, but now very rarely to be met with.
The Violin George Dubourg

Their position must have been but little inferior to that of the Amati family.
The Violin George Hart

This would be a high price for an Amati of ordinary size, but the large form increased its value.
Ole Bull Sara C. Bull

Violins of Amati and other makers were, up to this time, obtainable at nominal prices.
The Violin George Hart

There are only a very few specimens of genuine Amati violins in this country.
Harper’s Young People, April 12, 1881 Various

He has sold more Amatis in his time than Amati himself ever made.
The Violin George Hart

This is very probable, and may account also for the elevated model which was adopted both by Andrew and some others of the Amati.
Violins and Violin Makers Joseph Pearce

Of course Cutty had heard of Amati and Stradivari, master and pupil.
The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath

(Italian) (aˈmaːti). a family of Italian violin makers, active in Cremona in the 16th and 17th centuries, esp Nicolò (nikoˈlɔ), 1596–1684, who taught Guarneri and Stradivari
(əˈmɑːtɪ), (pl) Amatis. a violin or other stringed instrument made by any member of this family


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