division viol

noun

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

called also viola bastarda

Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of division viol was in 1656

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“Division viol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/division%20viol. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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