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viol at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1483, viel, from M.Fr. viole, from O.Fr., from O.Prov. viola (see viola). ///

viol at Swedish => english Of Explained:


viol at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Bowed stringed instrument of the 16th-18th cent. The viols are distinguished from the violin family particularly by a fretted fingerboard, sloping shoulders, flat back, six strings, and milder tone. They exist in four sizes: treble, tenor, bass, and double bass (violone). They are played vertically, the body being held between the legs or rested on the knee. The viol family appeared in the late 15th cent. and soon became widely popular and acquired a large repertory. Throughout the baroque era, the bass viol joined the harpsichord in the basso continuo. The contemporaneous violin family, with their more penetrating tone, gradually displaced the viols in the 18th cent.

viol at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "viol":
baritone, bass viol, descant viol, rebec, tenor viol, treble viol,
tromba marina, trumpet marine, vielle, viol family, viola bastarda,
viola da braccio, viola da gamba, viola da spalla,
viola di bordone, viola di fagotto, viola pomposa, violette

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Viol at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

d): fast, speedy, swift, rapid, quick, fleet, nimble, agile, expeditious, express, active, flying, mercuri

viol at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

an early type of musical instrument with strings, in the violin family

Viol at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Viol \Vi"ol\, n. [F. viole; cf. Pr. viola, viula, Sp., Pg., &
It. viola, LL. vitula; of uncertain origin; perhaps from L.
vitulari to celebrate a festival, keep holiday, be joyful,
perhaps originally, to sacrifice a calf (vitulus; cf.
{Veal}). Cf. {Fiddle}, {Vielle}, 2d {Viola}, {Violin}.]
1. (Mus.) A stringed musical instrument formerly in use, of
the same form as the violin, but larger, and having six
strings, to be struck with a bow, and the neck furnished
with frets for stopping the strings.

Me softer airs befit, and softer strings Of lute, or
viol still, more apt for mournful things. --Milton.

Note: The name is now applied as a general term to designate
instruments of the violin kind, as tenor viol, bass
viol, etc.

2. (Naut.) A large rope sometimes used in weighing anchor.
[Written also {voyal}, and {voyal}.] --Totten.

viol at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Voyol \Voy"ol\, n. (Naut.)
(a) See {Viol}, 2.
(b) The block through which a messenger passes. [Written also
{viol}, and {voyal}.]

viol at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded
the violin family

viol at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-nou » n
  • A viola da gamba, a family of musical instruments that preceded the violin and viola and similar string instruments

  • Category: Category:en:Musical instruments -



    * Inter: IPA » /vjɔl/|lang=fr, Inter: X-SAMPA » /vjOl/


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • A rape

    Derived terms

    * violer
    • violence



    Inter: etyl » fr|ro viol


    * Inter: IPA » /vjol/|lang=ro


    Inter: ro-noun » n|violuri
  • rape, violation


    Inter: ro-noun-n » def=violul|pl=violuri

    Related terms

    * a viola
    • a răpi


      * răpire



    * Inter: IPA » /vɪˈuːl/|lang=sv


    Inter: head » sv|noun|c
  • violet (the flower)

  • Category: Category:Swedish nouns -
    Translation: et » viol
    Translation: el » viol
    Translation: fr » viol
    Translation: ko » viol
    Translation: hr » viol
    Translation: io » viol
    Translation: id » viol
    Translation: ka » viol
    Translation: hu » viol
    Translation: mg » viol
    Translation: my » viol
    Translation: pl » viol
    Translation: ru » viol
    Translation: fi » viol
    Translation: sv » viol
    Translation: te » viol
    Translation: tr » viol
    Translation: vi » viol
    Translation: vo » viol
    Translation: zh » viol