Synonyms for fiddle

Synonyms for (noun) fiddle

Synonyms: violin, fiddle

Definition: bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow

Similar words: bowed stringed instrument, string

Definition: stringed instruments that are played with a bow

Usage: the strings played superlatively well

Synonyms for (verb) fiddle

Synonyms: fiddle, tinker

Definition: try to fix or mend

Usage: Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right; She always fiddles with her van on the weekend

Similar words: doctor, bushel, touch on, furbish up, fix, repair, restore, mend

Definition: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Usage: She repaired her TV set; Repair my shoes please


Synonyms: fiddle, tamper, monkey

Definition: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

Usage: Someone tampered with the documents on my desk; The reporter fiddle with the facts

Similar words: manipulate

Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it


Synonyms: fiddle, diddle, play, toy

Definition: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination

Usage: She played nervously with her wedding ring; Don't fiddle with the screws; He played with the idea of running for the Senate

Similar words: manipulate

Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it


Synonyms: fiddle

Definition: play on a violin

Usage: Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely

Similar words: play, spiel

Definition: replay (as a melody)

Usage: Play it again, Sam; She played the third movement very beautifully


Synonyms: fiddle

Definition: play the violin or fiddle

Similar words: play

Definition: perform music on (a musical instrument)

Usage: He plays the flute; Can you play on this old recorder?


Synonyms: fiddle

Definition: commit fraud and steal from one's employer

Usage: We found out that she had been fiddling for years

Similar words: embezzle, malversate, defalcate, peculate, misappropriate

Definition: appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

Usage: The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family


Synonyms: goldbrick, fiddle, shirk, shrink from

Definition: avoid (one's assigned duties)

Usage: The derelict soldier shirked his duties

Similar words: avoid

Definition: refrain from doing something

Usage: She refrains from calling her therapist too often; He should avoid publishing his wife's memories