violone

noun
vi·​o·​lo·​ne | \ ˌvēəˈlōnā \
plural violones

Definition of violone

1 : viol
2 : a large viol: such as
3 Violone plural Violones : contre basse

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First Known Use of violone

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for violone

Italian, augmentative of viola viol, viola

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“Violone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violone. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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