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violin a relatively small, high-pitched stringed instrument with an unfretted fingerboard, whose four strings are tuned in fifths, and that is played by being held horizontally out from chin and shoulder.
violinist one who plays the violin.
violist one who plays the viola. [2 definitions]
violoncello see "cello."
violone the largest and lowest-pitched stringed instrument in the viol group.
VIP abbreviation of "very important person."
viper any of various venomous snakes, often characterized by erectile fangs. [3 definitions]
viperous of, like, or suggestive of a venomous snake or viper; spiteful; malicious.
virago a shrewish, domineering woman; nag or scold.
viral of, relating to, or caused by a virus. [2 definitions]
vireo any of several small insect-eating birds that have gray or greenish plumage.
virescence the state or condition of becoming green, esp. the abnormal coloring of plant parts that are normally not green.
Virgil a Roman poet (70-19 B.C.).
virgin one who has never had sexual intercourse. [6 definitions]
virginal1 pertaining to or characteristic of a virgin. [2 definitions]
virginal2 (often pl.) a type of small harpsichord popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
virgin birth (often cap.) the Christian theological doctrine that Mary was still a virgin when she bore Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit having miraculously impregnated her. [2 definitions]
Virginia a southern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast between Maryland and North Carolina. (abbr.: VA)
Virginia cowslip a woodland perennial of eastern North America bearing clusters of blue or purple bell-shaped flowers; Virginia bluebell.
Virginia creeper a climbing vine of eastern North America that has palmately compound leaves and bears green flower clusters and bluish black, inedible berries; woodbine.
Virginia deer the white-tailed deer.