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1. fiddle

noun. ['ˈfɪdəl'] bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow.

Synonyms

  • violin
  • chin rest
  • bowed stringed instrument
  • Amati
  • fiddlestick
  • Stradavarius
  • Strad
  • violin bow
  • string

Antonyms

  • recede
  • unstring
  • unfasten
  • take away

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Fiddle

  • twiddle
  • spidell
  • spidel
  • schmidl
  • friddle
  • criddle
  • widell
  • widdle
  • siddle
  • siddell
  • siddall
  • rydell
  • riddle
  • riddell
  • piddle
  • middle
  • liddle
  • liddell
  • kiddle
  • biddle

Example sentences of the word fiddle


1. Noun, singular or mass
A spike fiddle of the Bilaan is called the duwagey.

2. Adjective
So, you've mastered the fine art of fiddle leaf fig tree care.

Quotes containing the word fiddle


1. It was a hurting tune, resigned, a cry of heartache for all in the world that fell apart. As ash rose black against the brilliant sky, Fire's fiddle cried out for the dead, and for the living who stay behind to say goodbye.
- Kristin Cashore, Fire

2. fiddle-faddle

noun. trivial nonsense.

Synonyms

  • balderdash
  • nonsense
  • nonsensicality
  • meaninglessness
  • hokum
  • bunk

Antonyms

  • significance
  • meaningfulness
  • purposefulness
  • arrive

3. fiddle-shaped

adjective. (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center.

Synonyms

  • panduriform
  • pandurate
  • unsubdivided

Antonyms

  • rough
  • complex
  • difficult
  • simplicity

4. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] play on a violin.

Synonyms

  • play

Antonyms

  • unbutton
  • detach

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] play the violin or fiddle.

Antonyms

  • summerize

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination.

Synonyms

  • put out
  • toy
  • play
  • retire
  • diddle

Antonyms

  • unchain
  • dislodge
  • unhook
  • unbelt

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] try to fix or mend.

Synonyms

  • furbish up
  • fix
  • doctor
  • mend
  • tinker
  • touch on
  • bushel
  • repair

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • compress
  • unwire
  • unlock

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] avoid (one's assigned duties).

Synonyms

  • malinger
  • slack
  • skulk
  • goldbrick
  • shirk
  • avoid
  • shrink from

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • increase
  • strengthen
  • tightness

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly.

Synonyms

  • tamper
  • monkey

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] commit fraud and steal from one's employer.

Synonyms

  • malversate
  • misappropriate
  • peculate
  • defalcate

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize

Etymology

  • fithele (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fiðele (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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