Definition of double-stopping in English:

double-stopping

noun

  • The sounding of two strings at once on a violin or similar bowed instrument.

    • ‘Singer studied in Spain and Israel, and is currently at Yale with Paradiso, has a refined and focused tone, with clear gestures, and virtuosity, as in the double-stopping of the finale.’
    • ‘Every technical trick in the repertoire of the virtuoso string player was on display: double-stopping, flying spiccato, glissandi, glissandi harmonics, rapid string crossing arpeggios and more.’
    • ‘This is an excellent performance though, with soaring lines and some impressive double-stopping, especially in the Kochanski cadenza, and Daniel Harding and the LSO draw lots of detail from the vivid, colourful score.’
    • ‘He makes his oboe seem capable of double-stopping; the separate, aquatic or breathing voices of Narcissus are so well defined and independent [listen - track 5, 0: 00-1: 25].’