viola damore


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vi•o•la d'a•mo•re

(viˈoʊ lə dɑˈmɔr eɪ, -ˈmoʊr eɪ, də-)

n., pl. viola d'a•mo•res.
a treble viol with numerous sympathetic strings and several gut strings, producing a resonant sound.
[1690–1700; < Italian]