viola: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vē-ō'lu), [key]
— n.
  1. a four-stringed musical instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than the violin; a tenor or alto violin.
  2. a labial organ stop of eight-foot or four-foot pitch, giving tones of a penetrating stringlike quality.


Pronunciation: (vī'u-lu, vī-ō'-, vē-), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the genus Viola, esp. a cultivated variety. Cf.(def. 1),(defs. 1, 2).
  2. a pansy, V. cornuta, cultivated as a garden plant.


Pronunciation: (vī'u-lu, vē'- vī-ō'lu, vē-), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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