Definitions for violaˈvaɪ ə lə, vaɪˈoʊ-, vi-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a four-stringed musical instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than the violin; a tenor or alto violin.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of viola:
1715–25; < It < OPr; see viol
vi•o•laˈvaɪ ə lə, vaɪˈoʊ-, vi-(n.)(pl.)-las.
any plant of the genus Viola, esp. any cultivated variety of violet developed from a pansy.
Origin of viola:
1400–50; late ME: violet < L
any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola
Viola, genus Viola(noun)
large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions
a bowed stringed instrument slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
viola(noun)ˈvaɪ ə lə, vaɪˈoʊ-, vi-
a string instrument like a large violin
to play the viola
, from violet
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
Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae, with around 400–500 species distributed around the world. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however some are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes. Some Viola species are perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs. A large number of species, varieties and cultivars are grown in gardens for their ornamental flowers. In horticulture the term "pansy" is normally used for those multi-coloured, large-flowered cultivars which are raised annually or biennially from seed and used extensively in bedding. The terms "viola" and "violet" are normally reserved for small-flowered annuals or perennials, including the species.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family VIOLACEAE. Some species in this genus are called bouncing bet which is a common name more often used with SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS. Members contain macrocyclic peptides.
Translations for viola
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of musical instrument very similar to, but slightly larger than, the violin
She plays the viola in the school orchestra.
- زَهْرَة البَنَفْسَجArabic
- violaPortuguese (BR)
- die ViolaGerman
- viola; bratschDanish
- एक प्रकार की बड़ी बेलHindi
- biola besarIndonesian
- víóla, lágfiðlaIcelandic
- 비올라(바이올린류의 4줄로 된 현악기)Korean
- alts (mūzikas instruments)Latvian
- دموسيقې څلور تاريزه له ويلون څخه غټه اّلهPashto
- altfiol, violaSwedish
- เครื่องดนตรีชนิดหนึ่ง คล้ายไวโอลิน แต่มีขนาดใหญ่กว่า และเสียงสูงกว่าThai
- 中提琴Chinese (Trad.)
- ايک بڑي سارنگيUrdu
- đàn viôlaVietnamese
- 中提琴Chinese (Simp.)
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