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Viola

Viola Meaning & Definition
Viola Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Viola?

[n] a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
[n] large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions
[n] any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola

Synonyms | Synonyms for Viola: genus Viola

Related Terms | Find terms related to Viola:

See Also | bowed stringed instrument | dilleniid dicot genus | family Violaceae | field pansy | heartsease | herb | herbaceous plant | horned violet | Johnny-jump-up | love-in-idleness | pansy | pink of my John | string | tufted pansy | viola | Viola arvensis | Viola cornuta | Viola tricolor | Viola tricolor hortensis | Violaceae | violet | violet family | wild pansy

Viola In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi"o*la\, n. [L., a violet. See {Violet}.] (Bot.) A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.
\Vi"o*la\, n. [It. See {Viol}.] (Mus.) An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass. {Viola da braccio} [It., viol for the arm], the tenor viol, or viola, a fifth lower than the violin. Its part is written in the alto clef, hence it is sometimes called the {alto}. {Viola da gamba} [It., viol for the leg], an instrument resembling the viola, but larger, and held between the knees. It is now rarely used. {Viola da spalla} [It., viol for the shoulder], an instrument formerly used, resembling the viola, and intermediate in size between the viola and the viola da gamba. {Viola di amore} [It., viol of love: cf. F. viole d'amour], a viol, larger than the viola, having catgut strings upon, and brass or steel wires under, the keyboard. These, sounding sympathetically with the strings, yield a peculiarly soft and silvery sound. It is now seldom used.

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