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viol
American English: /ˈvaɪ(ə)l/
British English: /ˈvʌɪəl/

Translation of viol in Spanish:

noun

  • viola (feminine) (de la familia de instrumentos a la que pertenece la viola de gamba)
    Example sentences
    • Instrumental support, which mostly doubles the vocal lines, is provided by bamboo flutes, two-stringed viols, lutes, dulcimer, and panpipes, gently seasoned by percussive punctuation.
    • The dozen instrumentalists are busy with recorder, flute, viols, theorbo, harpsichord and organ.
    • The leading early makers of violins, whose potential for rhythmic vitality distinguished them in the Baroque era from the viols preferred in the Renaissance, worked in Verona, Brescia, Venice, and Cremona.

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