• The princess sits on a rock, playing her violin
    The princess sits on a rock, playing her violin
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Violine (Chem) A pale yellow amorphous substance of alkaloidal nature and emetic properties, said to have been extracted from the root and foliage of the violet (Viola).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A violin actually contains 70 separate pieces of wood
    • n violine A blue precipitate obtained by treating aniline with sulphuric acid and peroxid of lead: same as mauve.
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  • George Eliot
    “'Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius's violins without Antonio.”
  • Sir John Lubbock
    “Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.”
  • Sydney Joseph Perelman
    Sydney Joseph Perelman
    “Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin-it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings.”
  • Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann
    “If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.”


In literature:

The buzzard was outside the door making music on his violin.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Laura's words were a signal for Kate to hang up her violin and for me to push my pen and portfolio out of sight.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
During this time, Vitalis, without saying a word, but with his eyes following Capi, gayly played his violin.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
There was a violin tone in her speech, the charm of which he could not escape.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The violin is an object of particular abhorrence to the Free Gospellers.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
There was once a time when your father played the violin as no one else, in my opinion, ever played it.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Yes, it was his violin.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
But street violins I avoid.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
A violin is the right name.
"A Christmas Posy" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
I'm wild to get my fingers on that violin.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Fanfar now took up a violin, and raising the instrument to his shoulder, he began.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
There were not many homes in Boston at this period that had even so near an approach to fairyland as a violin.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Throppy was tuning his violin.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
"Little Frida" by Anonymous
He plays divinely, violin.
"A Daughter of the Forest" by Evelyn Raymond
Of course, I had sung a great deal before that time and also could play both the piano and the violin.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
I am much pleased that your violin travelled with us.
"A Divided Heart and Other Stories" by Paul Heyse
He's a little cracked about violins, my father.
"Hildegarde's Home" by Laura E. Richards
The young musician soon began to be known, as he played the violin in one church, the organ in another, and got some pupils.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
Also he had a violin.
"God's Green Country" by Ethel M. Chapman

In poetry:

Leaf-strewing gales
Utter low wails
Like violins,--
Till on my soul
Their creeping dole
Stealthily wins....
"Chanson D'Automne" by Paul Verlaine
How sweet, when summer's day was o'er,
His violin's mirth and wail,
The walk on pleasant Newbury's shore,
The river's moonlit sail!
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then through green fields and sunny climes,
Where Cupid's violin strikes the chimes
Of melody's tunes and happy rhymes,
The river runs.
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
UNDER Rose Arches to Rose Town–
Rose Town on the top of the hill;
For the Summer wind blows and music goes,
And the violins sound shrill.
"Under Rose Arches" by Kate Greenaway
The violin's a heart all tremulous with woe,
A tender heart, that hates the nothingness of doom;
The fair, sad heavens like a darkling altar loom;
Drowned in his frozen blood, the sun lies far and low.
"Evening Harmony" by Clark Ashton Smith
The voice returns like the insistent out-of-tune
Of a broken violin on an August afternoon:
"I am always sure that you understand
My feelings, always sure that you feel,
Sure that across the gulf you reach your hand.
"Portrait Of A Lady" by T S Eliot

In news:

Violin Concerto in c, Op.
Violin, Pathologist, leonid , Category: Videos Published: Friday November 23, 2012.
Acoustic Folk Jazz Violin, Bass, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin , Percussion and Vocals.
Russian-born American violinist Philippe Quint's latest recording features four staples of the 19th-century violin repertoire.
Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra on Themes from "Porgy and Bess".
An Amazing Violin And Piano 'Final Fantasy VI' Cover Of 'Aria di Mezzo Carattere'.
Here's a really nice piano and violin cover of Aria di Mezzo Carattere from violinist Taylor Davis and pianist Lara.
A Hurricane music teacher is accused of groping 10-year-old students in his violin class.
In charges filed Tuesday, police wrote that four children told authorities their violin teacher, Lynn Richard Lundstrom, 62, was touching them inappropriately, sometimes in front of other students.
Violin Concerto in D, Op 77.
REGRETSY.COM PHOTO Pieces of the destroyed violin, which a woman named Erica tried to sell to a Canadian buyer.
"Concerto in A Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op 53" 1879-1880 by Antonín Dvo?ák .
Virginia Sherwood/NBC William Close won raves for playing what looked like a giant violin.
I was pleasantly surprised with the mic's ability to pick up the vocals and the violins.
Renaud Capuçon solos in Korngold's Violin Concerto.

In science:

As in the case for the violin time series, a threshold of 1.5σ is chosen as cutoff and the peaks are identified.
Analysis of music: controlled random music and probability distribution function of recurrence time of amplitude peaks
At the fundamental violin mode frequencies the thermal noise dominates the other noise sources by approximately 50 dB.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
There are many violin modes, corresponding to the many wires that are used to suspend the interferometer mirrors: for each wire there are separate state variables and a separate equation describing the dynamics of that mode.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
Using standard lock-in techniques we mix the ψ and the data channel with a local oscillator whose frequency is near that of the violin modes and band-limit the output of the lock-in to the narrow band over which our model is accurate.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
The Kalman filter estimates the violin mode contribution to the gravitational wave channel.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
The Kalman filter identifies the violin mode contribution through its dynamics.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
Since the evolution with time of expected gravitational wave signals is different than the dynamics of the mode contribution to the detector output, we expect that the Kalman estimates of the violin mode contribution will not be influenced by the presence of a gravitational wave signal.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
It is useful to consider two different kinds of sources: burst sources, such as inspiraling neutron star binary systems, and periodic sources, such as a pulsar at a frequency near to but not identical with the violin mode frequency.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
We have verified this by forming estimates of the violin mode state from the LIGO 40M prototype data, and from the same data set but with an added, simulated gravitational wave signal corresponding to a coalescing neutron star binary.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
As long as the signal is greater than a linewidth away from the violin mode, the estimated state is unaffected by the periodic signal; correspondingly, the periodic signal is unaffected the subtractive removal of the estimated contribution of the mode to the output.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
The Kalman filter estimates separately the state of each violin mode; correspondingly, we can monitor the state of each of these wires separately.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
Thermal and technical noise that disturbs the violin modes of the substrate suspension moves the mirrors, leading to a strong, narrow band artifact in the gravitational wave channel.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
A Kalman filter uses the known dynamics of the modes to distinguish between the mode “signal” and other contributions to the measured detector output: i.e., it detects the violin modes.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
This distinguishes it from other methods (e.g., multitaper methods, linear notch filters ) which purport to characterize or remove artifacts, but which in fact simply suppress all contributions to the noise within a narrow band, not distinguishing violin mode from other contributions.
Removing Instrumental Artifacts: Suspension Violin Modes
M /(N m)ωp is the fundamental violin mode is the pendulum angular frequency of the test mass, angular frequency measured when the test-mass is fixed in space, and l, m, and N are the length, the mass, and the number of the strings on which the test mass is suspended.
Creep events and creep noise in gravitational-wave interferometers: basic formalism and stationary limit