vihuela

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish vihuela.

Noun[edit]

vihuela (plural vihuelas)

  1. (music) A guitar-like string instrument of 15th- and 16th-century Spain, usually with six courses or sets of strings (twelve strings in total).
  2. (music) A guitar-like string instrument of 19th-century Mexico with five strings, typically played in mariachi bands.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. viola. Probably from Old Provençal viola (cf. modern Occitan viula), possibly from a Medieval Latin vitula. Compare also Italian and Portuguese viola, French vielle, viole.

Noun[edit]

vihuela f (plural vihuelas)

  1. (music) vihuela