What is another word 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 for "fiddle":

    violin, fiddler, oak

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How to use fiddle in a sentence?

  1. Author Unknown:

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

  2. Md Khalequzzaman:

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

  3. Donald Trump:

    Richard Trumka ... plays her like a fiddle.

  4. Scott Baio:

    I think John Stamos always wanted to be Chachi instead of playing second fiddle to a 3-year-old.

  5. Billy Rowles:

    He played us like a fiddle, getting us to go over there and thinking were going to get the rest of the story.

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Translations for fiddle

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  • 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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