There are 2 definitions of viola in English:

viola1

Syllabification: vi·o·la
Pronunciation: /vīˈōlə, ˈvīələ/

noun

An instrument of the violin family, larger than the violin and tuned a fifth lower.
More example sentences
  • 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

Syllabification: vi·o·la
Pronunciation: /vēˈōlə
 
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noun

A plant of a genus that includes the pansies and violets.
  • Genus Viola, family Violaceae: many species
More example sentences
  • 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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