viola d'amore[-dä mô′rā]
an early stringed instrument of the viol family having a set of wire strings that are stretched behind the bowed gut strings, and whose sympathetic vibrations produce soft, clear, ringing tones
Origin of viola d'amoreItalian literally , viol of love
A stringed instrument, the tenor of the violin family, having six or seven stopped strings and an equal number of sympathetic strings.
Origin of viola d'amoreItalian : viola, viol + da, of + amore, love.