vielle

noun

ˈvyel
plural vielles
1
: a bowed stringed instrument of the late Middle Ages: such as
a
: any of the early viols
b
: a medieval fiddle with a slightly incurving waist that was played upright or on the shoulder

called also medieval viol

2

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of vielle was in 1768

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“Vielle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vielle. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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