claviola

noun
clav·i·ola | \ ˌkla-vē-ˈō-lə , ˌklā- \
variants: or less commonly claviol \ˈkla-vē-ˌōl, ˈklā- \
plural claviolas also claviols

Definition of claviola 

: a 19th-century keyboard instrument in which the strings are sounded by means of a rotating rosined wheel operated by one hand

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First Known Use of claviola

circa 1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for claviola

blend of clavi- and viol, viole

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