noun \ˈvyel\

Definition of vielle



  1. 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. 2 :  hurdy-gurdy 1

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Origin and Etymology of vielle

French — more at viol

First Known Use: 1768

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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