Meaning of “viola” in the English Dictionary

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violanoun [ C/U ]

us /viˈoʊ·lə/

a wooden musical instrument with four strings, slightly larger than a violin, which a player holds against his or her neck and plays with a bow (= stick with hairs attached to it), or this type of instrument generally

(Definition of “viola” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)