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FID'DLE, noun [Latin fides, fidicula.] A stringed instrument of music; a violin.

FID'DLE, verb intransitive

1. To play on a fiddle or violin.

Themistocles said he could not fiddle but he could make a small town a great city.

It is said that Nero fiddled, when Rome was in flames.

2. To trifle; to shift the hands often and do nothing, like a fellow that plays on a fiddle

Good cooks cannot abide what they call fiddling work.

FID'DLE, verb transitive To play a tune on a fiddle