violone

noun

vi·​o·​lo·​ne
ˌvēəˈlōnā
plural violones
1
: viol
2
: a large viol: such as
3
Violone plural Violones : contre basse

Word History

Etymology

Italian, augmentative of viola viol, viola

First Known Use

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of violone was in 1730

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“Violone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violone. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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