Definitions for viola da gambaviˈoʊ lə də ˈgɑm bə, ˈgæm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•o•la da gam•baviˈoʊ lə də ˈgɑm bə, ˈgæm-(n.)(pl.)viola da gam•bas.

  1. an old instrument of the viol family, held on or between the knees; bass viol.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of viola da gamba:

1590–1600; < It: lit., viol for the leg

Princeton's WordNet

  1. viola da gamba, gamba, bass viol(noun)

    viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello


  1. viola da gamba(Noun)

    A viol, usually much larger than the violin, played while seated and supported between the legs. The instrument was developed in Europe in the 1400s and used primarily in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

  2. Origin: From viola da gamba


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