viola definition, meaning - what is viola in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “viola”

See all translations

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 Arabic كَمان مُتَوَسّط…
in Korean 비올라…
in Malaysian viola…
in French alto…
in Turkish viyola…
in Italian viola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中提琴…
in Russian альт…
in Polish altówka…
in Vietnamese đàn viôla…
in Spanish viola…
in Portuguese viola…
in Thai เครื่องดนตรีชนิดหนึ่ง คล้ายไวโอลิน แต่มีขนาดใหญ่กว่า และเสียงสูงกว่า…
in German die Viola…
in Catalan viola…
in Japanese ビオラ…
in Indonesian biola besar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中提琴…
(Definition of viola from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of viola?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “viola” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More