claviola

noun clav·i·ola \ˌkla-vē-ˈō-lə, ˌklā-\
variants: less commonly

claviol

\ˈkla-vē-ˌōl, ˈklā-\

Definition of claviola

plural

claviolas

also

claviols

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of claviola

blend of 1clavi- and viol, viole


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