Synonyms
Antonyms

1. second-rate

adjective. moderate to inferior in quality.

Synonyms

  • mediocre

Antonyms

  • best
  • dominant

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Words that Rhyme with Second 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 second-fiddle


1. Noun Phrase
In Burying, the relationship plays second fiddle to the more mundane aspects of daily living.

2. Noun Phrase
Stocking stuffers need not play second fiddle to the main gifts under the tree.

3. Noun Phrase
The tempered glass plays second fiddle to the masterpiece happening under the surface.

2. second

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənd'] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude.

Synonyms

  • ordinal
  • 2nd

Antonyms

  • beseeching
  • slow
  • future

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

3. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.

Synonyms

  • millisecond
  • minute
  • msec
  • sec
  • min
  • leap second
  • time unit
  • s

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

4. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] an indefinitely short time.

Synonyms

  • blink of an eye
  • bit
  • instant
  • split second
  • minute
  • mo
  • wink
  • moment
  • heartbeat
  • jiffy
  • trice
  • twinkling
  • time
  • flash

Antonyms

  • advance
  • front
  • fore
  • anterior

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

5. second

adverb. ['ˈsɛkənd'] in the second place.

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

6. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield.

Synonyms

  • second base
  • position

Antonyms

  • careless
  • insignificance
  • inconsequence

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

7. 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))

8. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] following the first in an ordering or series.

Synonyms

  • rank

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

9. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] a 60th part of a minute of arc.

Synonyms

  • arcsecond
  • minute of arc
  • minute
  • arcminute

Antonyms

  • begin
  • start
  • sweet
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

10. fiddle

verb. ['ˈfɪdəl'] play on a violin.

Synonyms

  • play

Antonyms

  • unbutton
  • detach

Etymology

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