viola d'amore[-dä mô′rā]
viola d'amore definition by Webster's New World
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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: Italian literally , viol of love
viola d'amore definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A stringed instrument, the tenor of the violin family, having six or seven stopped strings and an equal number of sympathetic strings.
Origin: Italian : viola, viol + da, of + amore, love.