Synonyms for fiddleˈfɪd 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

    fiddle, violin

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

    avoid (one's assigned duties)

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

  3. fiddle(verb)

    commit fraud and steal from one's employer

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

  4. fiddle(verb)

    play the violin or fiddle

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

  5. fiddle(verb)

    play on a violin

    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

    rook, swindle, fiddle, 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

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

  8. tinker, fiddle(verb)

    try to fix or mend

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


  1. fiddle(verb)


  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.


  3. fiddle(noun)

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

    violin, fudge

  4. fiddle(noun)

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


  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)


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fiddle(n.)

    violin, KIT

  2. fiddle(v. n.)

    play on a fiddle

  3. fiddle(v. n.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

violin, fiddler, oak

Translations for fiddle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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