What are some alternative words for fiddle?

Synonyms for fiddle
ˈfɪd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. violin, fiddle(verb)

    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

    Synonyms:
    violin

  2. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick(verb)

    avoid (one's assigned duties)

    "The derelict soldier shirked his duties"

    Synonyms:
    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. fiddle(verb)

    commit fraud and steal from one's employer

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

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

  4. fiddle(verb)

    play the violin or fiddle

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

  5. fiddle(verb)

    play on a violin

    "Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely"

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

  6. toy, fiddle, diddle, play(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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, monkey(verb)

    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"

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

  8. tinker, fiddle(verb)

    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"

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

Wiktionary

  1. fiddle(noun)

    Synonyms:
    violin

  2. fiddle(noun)

    Any of various bowed string instruments, often used to refer to a violin when played in any of various traditional styles, as opposed to classical violin.

    When I play it like this, it's a fiddle; when I play it like that, it's a violin.

    Synonyms:
    violin

  3. fiddle(noun)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    violin, fudge

  4. fiddle(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    violin

  5. fiddle(noun)

    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)

    Synonyms:
    violin

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fiddle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    violin, KIT

  2. fiddle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    play on a fiddle

  3. fiddle(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fiddle(n)

    Synonyms:
    violin, kit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    violin, fiddler, oak

How to pronounce fiddle?

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How to say fiddle in sign language?

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How to use fiddle in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Richard Trumka ... plays her like a fiddle.

  2. 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.

  3. Md Khalequzzaman:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    Look, I just think he's uninformed. He knows what he's saying. He's smart. He's playing you guys like a fiddle, the press, by saying outrageous things and garnering attention. That's his strategy, is to dominate the news.


Translations for fiddle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • كمانArabic
  • цигулка, измамаBulgarian
  • marnit, šumařitCzech
  • ffidilWelsh
  • violinDanish
  • Geige, fummeln, Violine, krummes Ding, Schiffsgeländer, Fidel, FiedelGerman
  • estafa, ajuste, chanchullo, arreglo, tejemaneje, petardo, timo, engaño, violín, engañifa, amañarSpanish
  • vilunki, reunalista, viulu, koheltaa, vinguttaa, haaskata, soittaa, viilata, näpelöidä, viritys, temppuFinnish
  • crincrin, réglage, traficoter, bidouiller, violon, cote mal taillée, tripoter, ajustement, truc, adaptation, expédient, tour de passe-passe, tripotageFrench
  • fidilIrish
  • fìdheallScottish Gaelic
  • biolManx
  • כינורHebrew
  • hegedű, hegedülHungarian
  • ջութակArmenian
  • violinoIdo
  • fiðlaIcelandic
  • trucco, viola, marchingegno, violino, truffa, frode, stratagemma, parapettoItalian
  • フィドル, いじり回すJapanese
  • fyllCornish
  • ຊໍLao
  • vijoleLatvian
  • rāwekeweke, raukotiMāori
  • гуслаMacedonian
  • viool, vedel, fiedelenDutch
  • feleNorwegian
  • oszustwo, skrzypcePolish
  • rabeca, ajuste, falcatrua, violino, logro, vadiar, ajeitar, fraudePortuguese
  • надувательство, возиться, химичить, [[тратить]] [[время]] [[попусту]], мошенничество, мять, скрипка, трюк, теребитьRussian
  • fiolSwedish
  • ซอThai
  • 小提琴Chinese

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