viola

[ViĀ·o*la]

Large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions

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A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.

Noun
a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower

Noun
large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions

Noun
any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola


n.
A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.

n.
An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass.


Viola

Vi"o*la , n. [L., a violet. See Violet.] (Bot.) A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.

Viola

Vi"o*la , n. [It. See Viol.] (Mus.) An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass. Viola da braccio [It., viol for the arm], the tenor viol, or viola, a fifth lower than the violin. Its part is written in the alto clef, hence it is sometimes called the alto. -- Viola da gamba [It., viol for the leg], an instrument resembling the viola, but larger, and held between the knees. It is now rarely used. -- Viola da spalla [It., viol for the shoulder], an instrument formerly used, resembling the viola, and intermediate in size between the viola and the viola da gamba. -- Viola di amore [It., viol of love: cf. F. viole d'amour], a viol, larger than the viola, having catgut strings upon, and brass or steel wires under, the keyboard. These, sounding sympathetically with the strings, yield a peculiarly soft and silvery sound. It is now seldom used.

A genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets.

An instrument in form and use resembling the violin, but larger, and a fifth lower in compass.

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