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viola d'amore


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(It.).

Love‐viol. Bowed str. instr. of the viol family but without frets and played under the chin. Larger than modern viola, with 7 bowed gut str. and 7 sympathetic str. (which give the instr. its name) which vibrate to the sound of the stopped strs. Particularly beautiful sound.

Subjects: Music.


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