Violin vs. Guitar

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Main Difference

The main difference between Violin and Guitar is that the Violin is a bowed string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths and Guitar is a fretted string instrument

  • Violin (noun)

    A musical four-string instrument, generally played with a bow or by plucking the string, with the pitch set by pressing the strings at the appropriate place with the fingers; also any instrument of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_family violin family].

  • Violin (noun)

    A violinist.

    "The first violin often plays the lead melody lines in a string quartet."

  • Violin (verb)

    To play on, or as if on, a violin.

  • Guitar (noun)

    A stringed musical instrument, of European origin, usually with a fretted fingerboard and six strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).

  • Guitar (noun)

    Any type of musical instrument of the lute family, characterized by a flat back, along with a neck whose upper surface is in the same plane as the soundboard, with strings along the neck and parallel to the soundboard.

  • Guitar (verb)

    To play the guitar.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Violin (noun)

    A small instrument with four strings, played with a bow; a fiddle.

  • Guitar (noun)

    A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, - played upon with the fingers.

Webster Dictionary
  • Violin (noun)

    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

  • Guitar (noun)

    a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

Princeton's WordNet

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