division viol


Definition of division viol

: a bass viol somewhat smaller than the ordinary bass viol used especially for playing divisions (see division sense 16a)

called also viola bastarda

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First Known Use of division viol

1656, in the meaning defined above

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“Division viol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/division%20viol. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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