viola da braccio

noun vi·o·la da brac·cio \vēˌōlədəˈbrä(ˌ)chō\

Definition of viola da braccio

plural

viole da braccio

\-(ˌ)lād-\
  1. :  any bowed stringed instrument of the 16th and 17th centuries played on the shoulder: such as a :  violin b :  viola

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Origin and Etymology of viola da braccio

Italian, arm viol


First Known Use: 1864


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