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English definition of “viola”

viola

noun [C]     /viˈəʊ.lə/ US  /viˈoʊ.lə/
a wooden musical instrument with four strings, held against the shoulder and played by moving a bow across the strings. It is slightly larger than the violin.String instruments
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