viola da gamba


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viola da gam·ba

 (gäm′bə, găm′-)
n.
1. A stringed instrument, the bass of the viol family, with approximately the range of the cello. Also called bass viol, gamba, viol.
2. An organ stop of eight-foot pitch yielding tones similar to those of the viola da gamba.

[Italian : viola, viol + da, of, for + gamba, leg.]

viola da gamba

(vɪˈəʊlə də ˈɡæmbə)
n
(Instruments) the second largest and lowest member of the viol family. See viol
[C18: from Italian, literally: viol for the leg]

vi•o•la da gam•ba

(viˈoʊ lə də ˈgɑm bə, ˈgæm-)

n., pl. viola da gam•bas.
an old instrument of the viol family, held on or between the knees; bass viol.
[1590–1600; < Italian: literally, viol for the leg]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.viola da gamba - viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the celloviola da gamba - viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
viol - any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
Translations

viola da gamba

nGambe f
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Solo pianists from the Wellenger School of Music, St Sylvester's Primary School choir and musicians from Glasgow all took to the stage, with one performer playing antique instrument called the viola da gamba to finish the night off.
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No sabria decir quien hizo mejor apuesta vital, si fui yo o los que tocaban la flauta travesera barroca, que no era de metal sino de madera (otra curiosidad aprendida alli) o el serpenton o la viola da gamba. ?Que habra sido de ellos?
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