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1. A stringed instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower, and having a deeper, more sonorous tone.
2. An organ stop usually of eight-foot or four-foot pitch yielding stringlike tones.
[Italian, from Old Italian, from Old Provençal, a kind of early viol, ultimately of imitative origin (probably back formation from violar, to play the viol, from *viu, sound imitative of a hurdy-gurdy or viol).]
vi·o·la 2(vī-ō′lə, vē-, vī′ə-lə)
Any of various plants of the genus Viola, which includes the violets and pansies, especially certain ornamental varieties that are usually more compact than pansies and have smaller flowers without a blotch on the petals.
[Middle English, from Latin; akin to Greek ion (both Greek and Latin from a common unknown Mediterranean source ).]
1. (Instruments) a bowed stringed instrument, the alto of the violin family; held beneath the chin when played. It is pitched and tuned an octave above the cello
2. (Instruments) any of various instruments of the viol family, such as the viola da gamba
[C18: from Italian viola, probably from Old Provençal viola, of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Latin vītulārī to rejoice]
[C15: from Latin: violet]
n., pl. -las.
a four-stringed musical instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than the violin; a tenor or alto violin.
[1715–25; < Italian < Old Provençal; see viol]
vi•o•la2(ˈvaɪ ə lə, vaɪˈoʊ-, vi-)
n., pl. -las.
any plant of the genus Viola, esp. any cultivated variety of violet developed from a pansy.
[1400–50; late Middle English: violet < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||viola - any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
violet - any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
field pansy, Viola arvensis, heartsease - common Old World viola with creamy often violet-tinged flowers
pansy, Viola tricolor hortensis - large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors
|2.||Viola - large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Violaceae, Violaceae, violet family - a family of order Parietales including the genera Viola, Hybanthus, Hymenanthera, Melicytus
viola - any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola
|3.||viola - a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower|
a type of musical instrument very similar to, but slightly larger than, the violin. She plays the viola in the school orchestra. altviool زَهْرَة البَنَفْسَج виола viola viola die Viola viola; bratsch βιόλαviola vioola ویولا alttoviulu altoויולה एक प्रकार की बड़ी बेल viola brácsa biola besar víóla, lágfiðla viola ビオラ 비올라(바이올린류의 4줄로 된 현악기) altas alts (mūzikas instruments) viola altvioolbratsjaltówka دموسيقې څلور تاريزه له ويلون څخه غټه اّله viola violă альт viola viola viola altfiol, viola เครื่องดนตรีชนิดหนึ่ง คล้ายไวโอลิน แต่มีขนาดใหญ่กว่า และเสียงสูงกว่า viyola 中提琴 віола ايک بڑي سارنگي đàn viôla 中提琴