Pronunciation: (ä-mä'tē), [key]
1. Ni•co•lò Pronunciation: (nē"kô-lô'), [key] 1596–1684, Italian violinmaker, one of a famous family of 16th- and 17th-century violinmakers: teacher of Antonio Stradivari.
2. a violin made by a member of this family.
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