quinton

noun quin·ton \kaⁿtōⁿ\

Definition of quinton

plural

quintons

\-(z)\
  1. 1 :  pardessus de viole

  2. 2 :  an 18th-century instrument resembling the violin but with sloping shoulders, a fretted fingerboard, and five strings

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Origin and Etymology of quinton

French, from quint fifth, from Middle French — more at quint


First Known Use: 1889


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