Violone meaning

vēə-lōnā
A 16-foot organ stop yielding stringlike tones similar to those of a cello.
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The largest and lowest pitched viol.
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(music) An early stringed instrument similar to a double bass; a double bass viol.
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Origin of violone

  • Italian augmentative of viola viola viola1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition