from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Mus.) A stringed instrument of the viol family, used for playing bass. See 3d
bass, n., and violoncello.
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- noun A
fretted, bowed, stringed musical instrumentfrom the viola da gambafamily. It occupies the bass range and is the lowest instrument in the family. Similar to (but smaller than) a cello.
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- noun viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
- noun largest and lowest member of the violin family
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