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viola

noun vi·o·la \ vī-ˈō-lə , vē- ; ˈvī-ə- \

Definition of viola

: violet 1a; especially : any of various garden hybrids with solitary white, yellow, or purple often variegated flowers resembling but smaller than typical pansies

Origin and Etymology of viola

Middle English, borrowed from Latin, "violet" — more at violet

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viola

noun vi·o·la \ vē-ˈō-lə \

Definition of viola

: a musical instrument of the violin family that is intermediate in size and compass between the violin and cello and is tuned a fifth below the violin

violist

play \-list\ noun

Origin and Etymology of viola

borrowed from Italian, "viola, viol," borrowed from Old Occitan viola, viula "viol" — more at viol


VIOLA Defined for Kids

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viola

noun vi·o·la \ vī-ˈō-lə , vē- \

Definition of viola for Students

: a garden plant that looks like but is smaller than a pansy

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viola

noun vi·o·la \ vē-ˈō-lə \

Definition of viola for Students

: a stringed musical instrument like a violin but slightly larger and lower in pitch


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