American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fretted, bowed, stringed musical instrument from the viola da gamba family. It occupies the bass range and is the lowest instrument in the family. Similar to (but smaller than) a cello.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Mus.) A stringed instrument of the viol family, used for playing bass. See 3d bass, n., and violoncello.
- n. viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
- n. largest and lowest member of the violin family
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