There are 2 definitions of viola in English:

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Pronunciation: /vɪˈəʊlə
 
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noun

  • An instrument of the violin family, larger than the violin and tuned a fifth lower.
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    • Among the strings, there are twelve violins, two violas, four cellos, and two double basses.
    • The Octet is scored for flute, clarinet, French horn, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano.
    • It is an all-string orchestra - violins, violas, cellos and double bass - based in Castlebar, but including players from around the county.

Origin

early 18th century: from Italian and Spanish; compare with viol.

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There are 2 definitions of viola in English:

viola2

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Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪələ
 
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noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes the pansies and violets.
    • Genus Viola, family Violaceae: many species
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    • It may be a little early to start summer annuals, but pansies, violas, snapdragons, calendulas and more will go strong until June or even later if planted anew now.
    • Many flowers like bachelor's buttons, violas, calendula, pansies, & roses are edible as well as beautiful.
    • I plant pansies and violas, too, for color now and again in spring.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin, literally 'violet'.

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