viola[vē ō′lə, vī-]
viola definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Italian ; from Old ProvenÃ§al viula, viol
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin a violet, probably of non-IE origin, originally
Origin: ; from Classical Latin viola, a violet
viola definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A stringed instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower, and having a deeper, more sonorous tone.
- An organ stop usually of eight-foot or four-foot pitch yielding stringlike tones.
Origin: Italian, from Old Provençal, viola, probably of imitative origin.
- vi·oˈlist noun
Origin: Middle English, from Latin.