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Pronunciation: [mˈandəlˌɪn] (IPA)

Mandolin is a musical instrument consisting of a pear-shaped body, a fretted fingerboard, and four or more pairs of strings that are plucked with a plectrum. However, there are several other names for this lute-like instrument that originated in Italy, including mandole, mandora, mandolino, and mandore. In France, it is known as the mandoline, while in Germany, it is called the mandoline or the mandoliene. Other synonyms for the mandolin include the liuto cantabile, the mandola, the liuto moderno, the liuto forbito, and the chitarrone. Regardless of what it is called, the mandolin remains an iconic instrument that has found its way into many styles of music, including bluegrass, country, and folk.

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Usage examples for Mandolin

The boss didn't reckon I was going to play a mandolin or sing, did he?
William McFee
And we could get the High School mandolin club for an orchestra.
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways"
Jessie Graham Flower
The High School Glee Club was to sing, and the mandolin and guitar club was to give two numbers.
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways"
Jessie Graham Flower

Famous quotes with Mandolin

  • The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings.
    Rita Dove
  • That song has the full extent of my mandolin abilities; I'm not a good mandolin player at all.
    John Fogerty
  • I stepped back from being out front to playing bass. So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song, we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano... we'd play mandolin.
    Bob Livingston
  • I'm a farmer with a mandolin and a high tenor voice.
    Bill Monroe
  • At the age of nine, playing the violin at school, and then onto the mandolin.
    Noel Redding

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