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violín

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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (musical instrument)
a. violin
Becky toca el violín en la orquesta escolar.Becky plays violin in the school orchestra.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bad body odor)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. stench
¡Báñate para que se te quite el violín!Take a bath to get rid of that stench!
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (musician)
a. violinist
Martin Chalifour es conocido por ser el primer violín en la Orquesta Filarmónica de Los Ángeles.Martin Chalifour is famous for being the first violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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violín
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. violin
2. (general)
a. violinist
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violín
1 (instrumento) violin
2
violín de Ingres spare-time occupation, art, hobby etc at which one shines
3 (Caribe) (mal aliento) bad breath
4
de violín (México) gratis; free
5
embolsar el violín (Latinoamérica) to get egg on one's face (familiar)
meter violín en bolsa (S. Cone) to be embarrassed
pintar un violín (México) to make a rude sign
tocar violín (And) to play gooseberry; be a third wheel; (EEUU)
(persona) violinist
primer violín violín primero (concertino) leader; [de sección] first violin
Las voces extremas de la partitura, [violines primeros] por una parte, cellos y contrabajos por otra, deben sostener el peso de toda la orquesta.
segundo violín second violin
Los [segundos violines,] sección relativamente frustada en el conjunto, por su ubicación excesivamente interna y por su papel de segunda voz a cargo de un instrumento soprano, siempre será de difícil tratamiento.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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