See also: Rosin
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɹɒz.ən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑz.ən/
- (dialectal) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑz.əm/, /ˈɹɔz.əm/
- (organic chemistry) A solid form of resin, obtained from liquid resin by vaporizing its volatile components.
- 1998, Neville H. Fletcher; Thomas Rossing, The Physics of Musical Instruments, second edition, Springer Science & Business, →ISBN, page 284:
- The action of the bow therefore depends almost entirely upon the application of rosin and upon its frictional properties. Violin rosin is a natural gum obtained from conifers such as larch that produce turpentine.
- 1883, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], chapter 16, in Life on the Mississippi, Boston, Mass.: James R[ipley] Osgood and Company, OCLC 1166352534:
- From three o'clock onward they would be burning rosin and pitch pine (the sign of preparation), and so one had the picturesque spectacle of a rank, some two or three miles long, of tall, ascending columns of coal-black smoke; […]
solid form of resin
liquid resin — see resin
- (transitive) To apply rosin to (something); to rub or cover with rosin.
- We waited expectantly as the guest violinist rosined his bow in preparation for playing.
- ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (March 2, 1942), “3. The Consonants”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, DOI:10.7312/hall93950, →ISBN, § 8, page 99.
- ^ Stanley, Oma (1937), “III. The Consonants”, in The Speech of East Texas (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 2), New York: Columbia University Press, DOI:10.7312/stan90028, →ISBN, § 11, page 74.
Declension of rosin
- “rosin” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “rosin” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
rosin (nominative plural rosins)