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

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double-stop was circa 1889

Dictionary Entries Near double-stop

Cite this Entry

“Double-stop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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