Meaning of viola da gamba
vi•o•la da gam•ba
Pronunciation: (vē-ō'lu du gäm'bu, -gam'-), [key]
— pl. viola da gambas.
- an old musical instrument of the viol family, held on or between the knees: superseded by the modern violoncello; bass viol.
- an organ stop of eight-foot pitch giving a stringlike tone.