fiddle

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈfɪ.dl̩/

Noun[change]

Singular
fiddle

Plural
fiddles

Fiddle music
A fiddle player
  1. To play without working.
  2. (music) The violin when played in a style not like the classical violin.
    When I play it like this, it's a fiddle; when I play it like that, it's a violin.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
fiddle

Third-person singular
fiddles

Past tense
fiddled

Past participle
fiddled

Present participle
fiddling

  1. You're fiddling your life away.
  2. To fiddle with something is try to make something work by adjusting it.
    I needed to fiddle with my computer's speakers to get them to work.
    Fred was fired when he was caught fiddling with the bank books.
  3. (music) To play traditional songs on a violin in a style not like classical music.

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