viola da spalla

viola da spal·​la | \ -dəˈspälə \
plural viole da spalla

Definition of viola da spalla

: a cello carried in processions by a shoulder strap

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History and Etymology for viola da spalla

Italian, shoulder viol

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“Viola da spalla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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