Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[man-dl-in, man-dl-in] /ˈmæn dl ɪn, ˌmæn dlˈɪn/

a musical instrument with a pear-shaped wooden body and a fretted neck.
a plucked stringed instrument related to the lute, having four pairs of strings tuned in ascending fifths stretched over a small light body with a fretted fingerboard. It is usually played with a plectrum, long notes being sustained by the tremolo
a vegetable slicer consisting of a flat stainless-steel frame with adjustable cutting blades

1707, from French mandoline, from Italian mandolino, diminutive of mandola, a larger kind of mandolin, altered from Late Latin pandura “three-stringed lute,” from Greek pandoura, which is of unknown origin.


Read Also:

  • Mandoor

    noun a slave who acts as the foreman of other slaves Word Origin Malay mandor, mandur ‘overseer, foreman’

  • Mandragora

    [man-drag-er-uh, man-druh-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh] /mænˈdræg ər ə, ˌmæn drəˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə/ noun 1. (def 1). 2. a root. n. see mandrake.

  • Mandorla

    /mænˈdɔːlə/ noun 1. (in painting, sculpture, etc) an almond-shaped area of light, usually surrounding the resurrected Christ or the Virgin at the Assumption Also called vesica

  • Mandrake

    [man-dreyk, -drik] /ˈmæn dreɪk, -drɪk/ noun 1. a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant, Mandragora officinarum, of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form. 2. the May apple. /ˈmændreɪk/ noun 1. a Eurasian solanaceous plant, Mandragora officinarum, with purplish flowers and a forked root. It was formerly thought to have […]

Disclaimer: Mandolin definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.