viola d'amore

vi·​o·​la d'a·​mo·​re | \ vē-ˌō-lə-də-ˈmȯr-ē How to pronounce viola d'amore (audio) , -(ˌ)ā How to pronounce viola d'amore (audio) \
plural violas d'amore or viole d'amore\ vē-​ˌō-​(ˌ)lā-​də-​ˈmȯr-​ē How to pronounce viola d'amore (audio) , -​(ˌ)ā \

Definition of viola d'amore

: a tenor viol having usually seven gut and seven wire strings

First Known Use of viola d'amore

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viola d'amore

Italian, viol of love

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The first known use of viola d'amore was circa 1700

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“Viola d'amore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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