viola da gamba

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Woman playing a viola de gamba.

Etymology[edit]

From Italian viola da gamba (viol of leg)

Noun[edit]

viola da gamba (plural viola da gambas)

  1. A viol, usually much larger than the violin, played while seated and supported between the legs. The instrument was developed in Europe in the 1400s and used primarily in the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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Noun[edit]

viola da gamba f (plural viole da gamba)

  1. A viola da gamba