double-stop

verb
dou·​ble-stop | \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈstäp How to pronounce double-stop (audio) \
double-stopped; double-stopping; double-stops

Definition of double-stop

transitive verb

: to produce two or more tones simultaneously on (an instrument, such as a violin)

Other Words from double-stop

double-stop noun

First Known Use of double-stop

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Double-stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double-stop. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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