Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: sweet violet
: an 18th-century stringed instrument resembling the viola d’amore
You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
1578, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Keep scrolling for more
Share English violet
Resources for English violet
English toy spaniel
Time Traveler for English violet
See more words from the same year
Comments on English violet
What made you want to look up English violet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
characteristic trappings or dress
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Name that Food Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
How the '&' got its name
Impress your friends, annoy your relatives.
Words from the week of 9/14/2018
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Test your knowledge of food and food words.
A quiz in common time.
A game of winding words.