Definitions for violist

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•olˈvaɪ əl(n.)

  1. a bowed musical instrument, differing from the violin in having deeper ribs, sloping shoulders, a greater number of strings, usu. six, and frets: common in the 16th and 17th centuries in various sizes from the treble viol to the bass viol.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of viol:

1475–85; < MF viole (akin to OF viel(l)e> earlier E viele) < OPr viola, der. of violar to play the viol or a similar instrument (perh. imit.)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. violist(noun)

    a musician who plays the viola


  1. violist(Noun)

    a person who plays the viol or the viola

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violist(noun)

    a player on the viol


  1. Violist

    Violist is a specialization of musician.

Translations for violist

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a violin player

She is a leading violinist.

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