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)

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double-stop noun

First Known Use of double-stop

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double-stop was circa 1889

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