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1. A secondary role.
2. One who plays a secondary role.
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1. (Classical Music)
a. the second violin in a string quartet or one of the second violins in an orchestra
b. the musical part assigned to such an instrument
2. a secondary status
3. a person who has a secondary status
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a person serving in a subsidiary capacity.
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|Noun||1.||second fiddle - someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role|
|2.||second fiddle - a secondary role or function; "he hated to play second fiddle to anyone"|
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