from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stringed instrument, the tenor of the violin family, having six or seven stopped strings and an equal number of sympathetic strings.
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- n. viol that is the tenor of the viol family
Italian : viola, viol + da, of + amore, love.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)