Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of large viola, invented by Stelzner of Wiesbaden, in 1891, intermediate in size and range between the viola proper and the violoncello.
“As a character, Violetta is too good to be believe, but portraying her, Viskvorkina was more than good enough to be believable. posted by Matthew @ 11: 15 AM”
“So I imagined that it was a little girl called Violetta and we were great friends and I loved her almost as well as I loved Katie Maurice -- not quite, but almost, you know.”
“Dad, you ought to have seen the plant at Violetta, that is in Ohio, you know.”
“Gauthier, here known as Violetta, is hardly an ideal subject for a libretto, and it says much for Verdi's versatility that, after his excursions into transpontine melodrama, he was able to treat”
“It begins with an andante movement ( "Ah! fors e lui"), expressive of the suddenly awakened love which she feels for Alfred, with a refrain of half a dozen measures in the finale which might be called the Violetta motive, and then suddenly develops into a brisk and sparkling allegro”
“It's your little sister, my son, and if papa consents, you may call her Violetta in memory of these pretty flowers.”
“While not as known as her Violetta, her Mimi is becoming more familiar following the release of a movie in which she lip-synched to a soundtrack of her 2008 recording.”
“It was really nice and our group was small, just Pete and I and a girl called Violetta from Austria.”
“Freehold was full of misfits, and if "Violetta" wanted to dress in fantastic gowns and gossip like one of the serving-wenches, no one here would ever let "her" know that they had seen past the disguise.”
“Of all hateful and disgusting tunes the most disgusting and the most hateful was "Violetta," which Mr. Sippett's sister taught her.”
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