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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vī-ˈō-lə, vē-; ˈvī-ə-\

Definition of viola

  1. :  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, from Latin

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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vē-ˈō-lə\

Definition of viola

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of viola

Italian & Spanish, viol, viola, from Old Occitan, viol


VIOLA Defined for Kids

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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vī-ˈō-lə, vē-\

Definition of viola for Students

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


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viola

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noun vi·o·la \vē-ˈō-lə\

Definition of viola for Students

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



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