from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stringed instrument, the tenor of the violin family, having six or seven stopped strings and an equal number of sympathetic strings.

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  • n. viol that is the tenor of the viol family


Italian : viola, viol + da, of + amore, love.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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  • Thanks, H. You know, you can always go straight to the list page and make suggestions in the comments field below the list.

    January 15, 2009

  • (n): a 6- or 7-stringed musical instrument with sympathetic strings used chiefly in the baroque period. It is played under the chin in the same manner as the violin. The scroll or headstock typically is carved into a figural head. Sometimes the figural has eyes closed or is blindfolded to represent blinded by love.

    See 1st binman entry!

    A stringed instrument for reesetee to list!

    January 15, 2009