from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stringed instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower, and having a deeper, more sonorous tone.
- n. An organ stop usually of eight-foot or four-foot pitch yielding stringlike tones.
- n. A plant of the genus Viola, which includes the violets and pansies, especially a variety having flowers resembling violets in size and shape and pansies in coloration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stringed instrument of the violin family, somewhat larger than a violin, played under the chin, and having a deeper tone
- n. An organ stop having a similar tone
- n. A 10-string steel-string acoustic guitar, used in Brazilian folk music.
- n. Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Viola, including the violets and pansies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.
- n. An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as viol.
- n. Specifically,in modern usage, the large violin, properly the alto violin, though generally called the tenor, in size about one seventh larger than the violin
- n. In organ-building, a stop with metal pipes of narrow scale and ears on the sides of the mouths, giving tones of a penetrating, string-like quality.
- n. A genus of plants, type of the order Violarieæ and tribe Violeæ, including the pansies and violets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola
- n. a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
- n. large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions
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Victor Borge said that the only difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
When I woke up, I called the viola player/composer Max Savikangas and said these words to him.
But, truthfully, I don’t think the viola is a bluegrass instrument.
Well, that's how I feel about Jordi Savall, who - he's a guy, actually, who's best known for playing this antiquated, old instrument called the viola da gamba, the precursor to our modern-day cello.
Yesterday, the viola was the instrument I heard more than usual, and it was lovely, full, warm, and balanced with the others.
We agreed that the viola is the more full-bodied of the two instruments.
He acted like confusing a violin and a viola was the stupidest thing a person could do.
The viola is a ghost, grainy-brown, translucent, sighing in and out of the other Voices.
When Sally said she wished her viola was a Strad, Mr. Bradshaw's mind shortly became conscious that some passing spook, of a low nature, had murmured almost inaudibly that it was a good job _his_ Strad wasn't