What does viola mean?

Definitions for violaˈvaɪ ə lə, vaɪˈoʊ-, vi-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word viola.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. viola(noun)

    any of the numerous plants of the genus Viola

  2. Viola, genus Viola(noun)

    large genus of flowering herbs of temperate regions

  3. viola(noun)

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


  1. Viola(ProperNoun)

    , from violet

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viola(noun)

    a genus of polypetalous herbaceous plants, including all kinds of violets

  2. Viola(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [L., a violet. See Violet.]


  1. Viola

    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

  1. Viola

    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.

Anagrams for viola »

  1. Ivalo

  2. voila, voilà


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viola in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viola in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Victor Borge:

    The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.

  2. Debra Birnbaum:

    Viola brings Oscar caliber, and a lot of people were really surprised that 'Empire' didn't get a nomination for best drama series, 'Empire' was the talk of last season and if people really want to honor that show, they will throw their support behind Taraji.

  3. Dale Fairchild:

    If someone is that good at playing a musical instrument, that, in itself, is like another language. So, you've just allowed that child to move to the next level. Danielle’s older sister created a plastic device to help hold her bow for her viola, which has one string less than a violin. The plastic device has helped, but she still needs more flexibility. Christopher has an assistive device to play the cello, but he said it's a little too heavy. Giavedoni plans to remake Danielle’s device by using a mold of her wrist and hand, and he’ll lighten Christopher’s device. For us, it's being able to let these kids show other kids and adults that ‘Don't look at me for what I don't have. Look at all the great things I can do,’.

Images & Illustrations of viola

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