viole

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See also: violé

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English vyole, from either Middle French violer or Latin violāre. Compare violate.

Verb[edit]

viole (third-person singular simple present violes, present participle violing, simple past and past participle violed) (transitive, obsolete)

  1. To violate, especially to rape.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

viole (uncommon)

  1. plural of viola
    • 1825, Cox, H. Bertram; Cox, C. L. E., quoting Smart, George Thomas, “Chapter VII: 1825, Vienna”, in Leaves from the Journals of Sir George Smart, published 1907, page 113:
      On his right, in two rows, were twelve violins, two viole, two ’celli, and two basses.
    • 2009, Suskin, Steven, quoting Ramin, Sid, The Sound of Broadway Music: A Book of Orchestrators and Orchestrations, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 240:
      I hadn’t used viole on West Side or Gypsy, so I thought let’s use four viole and no violins.
    • 2014, Itkin, David, Conducting Concerti: A Technical and Interpretive Guide, University of North Texas Press, →ISBN, page 186:
      In spite of the clarity of the explanation that the conductor will give to the orchestra, “I begin conducting again at 15,” it is polite and professional to clearly cue each new entrance, starting with the flute and continuing with viole/celli, second violins, etc.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

viole

  1. plural of viool

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old French [Term?], probably from Old Occitan viola (modern Occitan viula), from Medieval Latin *vitula (stringed instrument). Compare Italian viola.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

viole f (plural violes)

  1. viol

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

viole

  1. inflection of violer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

viole f pl

  1. plural of viola (viola, fiddle)

References[edit]

  1. ^ viola in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

viole

  1. Alternative form of fiole

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

viole

  1. inflection of violar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

viole

  1. inflection of violar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative