• (RP) IPA: /viˈəʊ.lə/
  • (America, Canada) IPA: /viˈoʊ.lə/

viola (plural violas)

  1. (music) A stringed instrument of the violin family, somewhat larger than a violin, played under the chin, and having a deeper tone.
  2. (music) An organ stop having a similar tone.
  3. (music) A 10-string steel-string acoustic guitar, used in Brazilian folk music.
  4. (music) A berimbau viola, the smallest member of the berimbau used in capoeira music.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: альт
Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈviː.ələ/, /ˈvaɪələ/
  • (America) IPA: /vaɪˈoʊlə/, /vɪˈoʊlə/, /ˈvaɪ.ələ/

viola (plural violas)

  1. (botany) Any of several flowering plants, of the genus Viola, including the violets and pansies.
Translations Interjection
  1. (often, humorous) Misconstruction of voila#English|voila
    • 2011, Hedge Funds for Dummies:
      [...] ; you fill out a form; you write your check; and viola! You're a mutual fund shareholder.

Proper noun
  1. A female given name
    • 1599 William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night'', Act V, Scene 1:
      Were you a woman as the rest goes even, / I should my tears let fall upon your cheek, / And say, 'Thrice welcome, drowned Viola!'
  2. A town in Arkansas
  3. A town in Delaware
  4. A village in Illinois
  5. A city in Kansas
  6. A hamlet in New York
  7. A town in Tennessee
  8. A village in Wisconsin
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