fiddle

  • 1 fiddle — fid‧dle [ˈfɪdl] verb [transitive] informal to give false information about something in order to avoid paying money, or to get extra money: • It would be naive to think that staff never fiddle their expenses. • Auditors ensure that employers or… …

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  • 2 Fiddle — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Fiddle, hace referencia a cualquier instrumento musical de cuerda que se hace sonar con arco, lo que incluye al violín. Se trata de un término coloquial para aquellos instrumentos utilizados por músicos en …

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  • 3 Fiddle — Fid dle (f[i^]d d l), n. [OE. fidele, fithele, AS. fi[eth]ele; akin to D. vedel, OHG. fidula, G. fiedel, Icel. fi[eth]la, and perh. to E. viol. Cf. {Viol}.] 1. (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a violin; a kit. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Fiddle — est un mot anglais qui signifie « violon », mais avec une connotation plus populaire que violin (qui est le terme anglais usuel pour désigner un violon, en particulier un violon de musique classique). Il s agit de l instrument de celui… …

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  • 5 fiddle — ► NOUN 1) informal a violin. 2) informal, chiefly Brit. an act of fraud or cheating. 3) informal an unnecessarily intricate or awkward task. ► VERB informal 1) touch or fidget with something restlessly or nervously. 2) chiefly Brit. falsify… …

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  • 6 fiddle — [fid′ l] n. [ME fithele < OE < VL * vitula < L vitulari, to rejoice: vi (< IE * woi , wi , outcry > OE wi, Gr ia) + ? base of tollere, to raise, exalt] 1. Informal any stringed instrument played with a bow, esp. the violin ☆ 2.… …

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  • 7 Fiddle — Fid dle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fiddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fiddling}.] 1. To play on a fiddle. [1913 Webster] Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he could make a small town a great city. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep the hands and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Fiddle — Fid dle, v. t. To play (a tune) on a fiddle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Fiddle —   [englisch, fɪdl], Violine …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 fiddle — англ. [фидл] Fidel, Fiedel нем. [фи/дэль] fidula лат. [фи/дула] фидель, старин. смычковый инструм …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 11 fiddle — [v] mess with, tinker dabble, doodle, feel, fidget, finger, fool, handle, interfere, mess, mess around*, monkey*, play, potter, puddle, putter, tamper, touch, toy, trifle, twiddle; concepts 87,291 …

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  • 12 Fiddle — Infobox Instrument name=Fiddle names= classification=String instrument (bowed) range= related= *Violin family (viola, cello) *Viol family (includes double bass) musicians= *List of fiddlers builders= * articles=ViolinThe term fiddle refers to a… …

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  • 13 fiddle — /fid l/, n., v., fiddled, fiddling. n. 1. a musical instrument of the viol family. 2. violin: Her aunt plays first fiddle with the state symphony orchestra. 3. Naut. a small ledge or barrier raised in heavy weather to keep dishes, pots, utensils …

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  • 14 fiddle — fid|dle1 [ˈfıdl] n informal [Date: 1200 1300; : Medieval Latin; Origin: vitula instrument played at ceremonies ] 1.) a ↑violin 2.) BrE a dishonest way of getting money ▪ an insurance fiddle on the fiddle …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 fiddle — 1 noun (C) informal 1 BrE a dishonest way of getting money: a tax fiddle | be on the fiddle (=be getting money dishonestly or illegally): They suspected he was on the fiddle all along. 2 a violin 3 be a fiddle to be difficult to do and involve… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 Fiddle — Der englische Begriff Fiddle, der ursprünglich das historische Instrument Fidel bezeichnet, hat durch die Verbreitung der Folkmusik und des Jazz auch Einzug in die deutsche Sprache gehalten. Obgleich im heutigen deutschen Sprachgebrauch mit dem… …

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  • 17 fiddle — [[t]fɪ̱d(ə)l[/t]] fiddles, fiddling, fiddled 1) VERB If you fiddle with an object, you keep moving it or touching it with your fingers. [V with n] Harriet fiddled with a pen on the desk. 2) VERB If you fiddle with something, you change it in… …

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  • 18 fiddle — I UK [ˈfɪd(ə)l] / US verb Word forms fiddle : present tense I/you/we/they fiddle he/she/it fiddles present participle fiddling past tense fiddled past participle fiddled * 1) a) [intransitive] to touch or move something with many small quick… …

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  • 19 fiddle — [c]/ˈfɪdl / (say fidl) verb (fiddled, fiddling) –verb (i) 1. to make aimless movements, as with the hands. 2. to play on the fiddle. 3. to trifle. 4. Colloquial to profit or gain by surreptitious crookedness. –verb (t) 5. to play (a tune) on a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 fiddle — fid|dle1 [ fıdl ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to touch or move something with many small quick movements of your fingers because you are bored, nervous, or concentrating on something else: fiddle with: She fiddled with her napkin, avoiding his eyes …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English