What does the word mandolin mean?

Usage examples for mandolin

  1. There were but few left, when Mezrimbi, who had, as he thought, hit upon the right name, and who, watching the countenance of Acota, which had an air of impatient indifference upon it, which induced Mezrimbi to suppose that he had lighted upon the same idea, and might forestall him, stepped forward with his mandolin. – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  2. Or tinklin' out as pleasant as you please on moonlight nights from mandolin strings and young folks sparkin'. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  3. Rollo, at his master's invitation, joined them with a mandolin, which he had been discovered to play considerably better than any one else on board. – Romance Island by Zona Gale