Definition of violist in English:


Syllabification: vi·o·list


  • 1 /vēˈōlist/ A viola player.
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    • I'll bet he even makes viola jokes (most violists do, in self-defence).
    • Paul Hindemith was a musical polymath - composer, conductor, violist, educator, and musicologist.
    • Furthermore, the adagio presents the violist and pianist with a tour de force: fourteen minutes of slow playing at a dynamic range restricted mostly to soft.
  • 2 /ˈvīəlist/ A viol player.
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    • Young Alfonso was accepted at court in his turn, a singer, lutenist and violist.
    • He employed five violists, two keyboard players, a consort of singers, and he had at least four organs at the time of his death in 1612.

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