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viola

noun [C] uk   /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.
Translations of “viola”
in Korean 비올라…
in Arabic كَمان مُتَوَسّط…
in French alto…
in Turkish viyola…
in Italian viola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中提琴…
in Russian альт…
in Polish altówka…
in Spanish viola…
in Portuguese viola…
in German die Viola…
in Catalan viola…
in Japanese ビオラ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中提琴…
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