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Stradivarius (n.)

valued type of violin, 1818, from Latinized form of name of Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), violin-maker of Cremona, or his sons or pupils. Short form Strad is attested from 1884.

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Definitions of Stradivarius

Stradivarius (n.)
Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737);
Synonyms: Stradivari / Antonio Stradivari / Antonius Stradivarius
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