Part of speech: noun

A stringed musical instrument with an almond shaped body.

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Usage examples "mandoline":

  1. The Knight von Eberstein had fetched him a stool out from the beekeeper's house, and twisted and tied with great zeal; the Italian Conte, Fagio di Puppi, struck the mandoline, which he called " the lady of his heart" from whom he never parted even on the longest journey. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The more gleefully we sang and the more it was made plain that we, to all seeming, were only to obey the wishes of Ann and of his highness the duke, the less could my brother refrain himself to hide his ill- pleasure; and when presently the Junker besought Ann that she would sing " Tanderadei," which she very readily did, Herdegen could bear no more; he asked the Italian to lend him his mandoline, and struck the strings as though merely for his own good pleasure. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. " I can play the mandoline," said he. - "The Fortunate Youth", William J. Locke.