What is another word for fiddle?

Synonyms for fiddle
ˈfɪd lfid·dle

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fiddlenoun


  2. fiddlenoun

    To play aimlessly.

    You're fiddling your life away.


  3. fiddlenoun

    To adjust in order to cover a basic flaw or fraud etc.

    That parameter setting is just a fiddle to make the lighting look right.

    violin, fudge

  4. fiddlenoun

    To play traditional tunes on a violin in a non-classical style.


  5. fiddlenoun

    On board a ship or boat, a rail or batten around the edge of a table or stove to prevent objects falling off at sea. (Also fiddle rail)


Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. violin, fiddleverb

    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


  2. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrickverb

    avoid (one's assigned duties)

    "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

    monkey, shirk, con, play, rook, tinker, bunco, swindle, shrink from, toy, tamper, nobble, gyp, goldbrick, victimize, scam, hornswoggle, diddle, gip, short-change, defraud, mulct

  3. fiddleverb

    commit fraud and steal from one's employer

    "We found out that she had been fiddling for years"

    play, monkey, shirk, goldbrick, tamper, shrink from, toy, diddle, tinker

  4. fiddleverb

    play the violin or fiddle

    play, monkey, shirk, goldbrick, tamper, shrink from, toy, diddle, tinker

  5. fiddleverb

    play on a violin

    "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"

    play, monkey, shirk, goldbrick, tamper, shrink from, toy, diddle, tinker

  6. toy, fiddle, diddle, playverb

    manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

    "She played nervously with her wedding ring"; "Don't fiddle with the screws"; "He played with the idea of running for the Senate"

    rook, swindle, bet, spiel, act, victimize, bring, gip, shirk, goldbrick, tamper, wager, run, con, flirt, trifle, diddle, monkey, meet, tinker, gyp, roleplay, dally, act as, toy, playact, encounter, make for, defraud, hornswoggle, play, represent, nobble, bunco, short-change, recreate, work, take on, scam, wreak, mulct, shrink from

  7. tamper, fiddle, monkeyverb

    play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

    "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

    shrink from, shirk, muck about, monkey, goldbrick, potter, play, monkey around, tinker, muck around, putter, toy, tamper, meddle, mess around, diddle

  8. tinker, fiddleverb

    try to fix or mend

    "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"

    play, shirk, muck around, goldbrick, monkey, shrink from, tinker, muck about, monkey around, putter, toy, mess around, diddle, potter, tamper

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fiddlenoun

    violin, KIT

  2. fiddleverb

    play on a fiddle

  3. fiddleverb

    trifle, dawdle, lose time, waste time, idle away time, fritter away time, fool away time

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. fiddlenoun

    violin, kit

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "fiddle":

    violin, fiddler, oak

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How to use fiddle in a sentence?

  1. Elizabeth Ochoa:

    If you stop prioritizing your marriage and allow it to play second fiddle to work, your partner will probably start to feel isolated and angry.

  2. Author Unknown:

    To feel "fit as a fiddle" you must tone down your middle.

  3. Edward Lear:

    I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle - so all is peace.

  4. Md Khalequzzaman:

    The Sundarbans is too important an ecosystem to fiddle or experiment with.

  5. Roddy Piper:

    He's the driving force in our sport. I was the bad guy. I felt second fiddle, but as all things have come around, he deserves everything, all the accolades he can get.

Translations for fiddle

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  • كمانArabic
  • измама, цигулкаBulgarian
  • šumařit, marnitCzech
  • ffidilWelsh
  • violinDanish
  • Fidel, Violine, Geige, Fiedel, Schiffsgeländer, fummeln, krummes DingGerman
  • timo, chanchullo, arreglo, ajuste, petardo, tejemaneje, engaño, violín, engañifa, amañar, estafaSpanish
  • viulu, soittaa, vilunki, viilata, temppu, haaskata, viritys, reunalista, näpelöidä, vinguttaa, koheltaaFinnish
  • tour de passe-passe, truc, réglage, tripoter, ajustement, adaptation, crincrin, traficoter, bidouiller, violon, expédient, tripotage, cote mal tailléeFrench
  • fidilIrish
  • fìdheallScottish Gaelic
  • biolManx
  • כינורHebrew
  • hegedű, hegedülHungarian
  • ջութակArmenian
  • violinoIdo
  • fiðlaIcelandic
  • stratagemma, truffa, viola, parapetto, marchingegno, trucco, frode, violinoItalian
  • フィドル, いじり回すJapanese
  • fyllCornish
  • ຊໍLao
  • vijoleLatvian
  • raukoti, rāwekewekeMāori
  • гуслаMacedonian
  • vedel, fiedelen, vioolDutch
  • feleNorwegian
  • oszustwo, skrzypcePolish
  • falcatrua, fraude, ajeitar, vadiar, logro, violino, rabeca, ajustePortuguese
  • скрипка, надувательство, возиться, теребить, химичить, [[тратить]] [[время]] [[попусту]], мошенничество, мять, трюкRussian
  • fiolSwedish
  • ซอThai
  • 小提琴Chinese

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