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The name of a family of Italian violin-makers from Cremona. In the 16th and 17th centuries, three generations, including Andrea(c.1520–80), his sons Antonio(1550–1638) and Girolamo(1551–1635), and the latter's son Nicolò(1596–1684), developed the basic proportions of the violin, viola, and cello.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.