viola d'amore

noun
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 viole 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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“Viola d'amore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viola%20d%27amore. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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