viola da braccio


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vi·o·la da brac·cio

 (vē-ō′lə də brä′chō)
n. pl. viola da braccios
A stringed instrument of the violin family with approximately the range of the viola.

[Italian : viola, viol + da, of, for + braccio, arm.]
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viola da braccio

(vɪˈəʊlə də ˈbrætʃɪˌəʊ)
n
1. (Instruments) an old name for viola11
2. (Instruments) a type of viol held on the shoulder, from which the modern viola was developed
[from Italian, literally: viol for the arm]
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Noun1.viola da braccio - a member of the viol family with approximately the range of a violaviola da braccio - a member of the viol family with approximately the range of a viola
viol - any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
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