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Definition of the adjective fiddling

What does fiddling mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more fiddling / most fiddling

  1. (informal) small and of little importance

Alternative definition of the adjective fiddling


  1. Of petty or trivial importance; footling

Definition of the noun fiddling

What does fiddling mean as a name of something?


  1. action of the verb to fiddle

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Native American Music of North America (2013)

by Elaine Keillor, Tim Archambault, John M. H. Kelly

Fiddling. The indigenous peoples of North America readily became masters of musical instruments Europeans brought to the continent. This has been particularly true for the violin or fiddle as it is more properly known when playing mainly ...

Google previewThe Blues Encyclopedia (2004)

by Edward Komara, Peter Lee

Fiddling provided a source of money that facilitated escape, and notices for fugitives frequently listed the ability to play well on the ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2010)

Volume 14: Folklife by Glenn Hinson, William Ferris

Indeed, since dances accompanied by live fiddling have become uncommon in most parts of the United States, and since no major alternative opportunities for public performance have emerged, contests have become the main public venue ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Music (2012)

Country fiddling reflects a considerable amount of cultural synthesis. For example , the sliding into and out of notes—one of the distinguishing features of southern fiddling—is generally thought to be a stylistic trait derived from African American ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 Performance and Production (2003)

by John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver, Peter Wicke

Fiddling is extremely widespread, and fiddle traditions exist throughout much of Europe and areas colonized by Europeans. Although fiddling is usually viewed as a form of folk music, the fiddle has often served as a link between commercially ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Irish and American Fiddle Tunes for Fingerstyle Guitar (2011)

by Duck Baker

Reiner, David, and Peter Anick Old-Time Fiddling Across America, (Mel Bay) Rorrer, Kinney Rambling Blues: The Life and Songs of Charlie Poole, (Old Time Music) Rosenbaum, Art Folk Visions and Voices, (University of Georgia ...

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His style has the desperate jauntiness of an orchestra fiddling away for dear life on a sinking ship. (Edmund Wilson)
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Scrabble value of F4I1D2D2L1I1N1G2

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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