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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 and Etymology of viola

Middle English, from Latin


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

Rhymes with viola

Angola, boffola, canola, crapola, Ebola, granola, mandola, payola, plugola, scagliola, Tortola, Victrola, Vignola


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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

violist

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Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

  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 for Students

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




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