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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vī-ˈō-lə, vē-; ˈvī-ə-\

Definition of viola

  1. :  violet 1a; especially :  any of various garden hybrids with solitary white, yellow, or purple often variegated flowers resembling but smaller than typical pansies



Origin of viola

Middle English, from Latin


First Known Use: 15th century

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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vē-ˈō-lə\

Definition of viola

  1. :  a musical instrument of the violin family that is intermediate in size and compass between the violin and cello and is tuned a fifth below the violin

vi·o·list play \-list\ noun


Origin of viola

Italian & Spanish, viol, viola, from Old Occitan, viol


First Known Use: circa 1724


VIOLA Defined for Kids

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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vī-ˈō-lə, vē-\

Definition of viola

  1. :  a garden plant that looks like but is smaller than a pansy




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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vē-ˈō-lə\

Definition of viola

  1. :  a stringed musical instrument like a violin but slightly larger and lower in pitch




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