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vielle

Line breaks: vi¦elle
Pronunciation: /vɪˈɛl
 
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Definition of vielle in English:

noun

A hurdy-gurdy.
Example sentences
  • In Burgundy, artisans produce sabots (wooden shoes), vielles (stringed musical instruments), and other craft items.
  • He taught him how to hear and see the currents of magic flowing between all things and how to pluck them like the strings of a vielle.
  • Arts with a long history aren't new to Robbins, who toured with her family performing medieval music on archaic instruments like the krummhorn and vielle.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French, from Old French viele (see viol).

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