Voice: What does someone mean if they tell you 'you've got a face as long as a fiddle'? They’re saying that you look a bit sad and unhappy. 'Fiddle' is another word for ‘violin’; if your face is as long as a violin, you're very miserable. Listen to these two conversations involving someone who has a face as long as a fiddle. First of all, Mr and Mrs Brown as they chat during dinner.