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viola d'amore

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noun viola d'a·mo·re \-də-ˈmȯr-ē, -(ˌ)ā\

Definition of viola d'amore

plural

violas d'amore

or

viole d'amore

  1. :  a tenor viol having usually seven gut and seven wire strings



Origin and Etymology of viola d'amore

Italian, viol of love


First Known Use: circa 1700


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