bass fiddle, bass viol

  Waiolina kū nui.

English-Hawaiian dictionary. 2015.

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  • bass viol — noun 1. viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello • Syn: ↑viola da gamba, ↑gamba • Hypernyms: ↑viol 2. largest and lowest member of the violin family • Syn: ↑bass fiddle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Viol — Vi ol, n. [F. viole; cf. Pr. viola, viula, Sp., Pg., & It. viola, LL. vitula; of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. vitulari to celebrate a festival, keep holiday, be joyful, perhaps originally, to sacrifice a calf (vitulus; cf. {Veal}). Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viol — [vī′əl] n. [MFr viole < OProv viula < Frank * vithula < VL vitula: see FIDDLE] any of an early family of stringed instruments played with a curved bow, characterized generally by six strings, frets, a flat back, and C shaped sound holes …   English World dictionary

  • Viol — Not to be confused with Viola. Viol String instrument Other names Viola da gamba Hornbostel–Sachs classification 321.322 71 (Composite chordophone sounded by a bow) Developed Late 15th century from the vihuela …   Wikipedia

  • fiddle — Synonyms and related words: A string, Amati, Cremona, D string, E string, G string, Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, alter, bass, bass viol, bow, bridge, bull fiddle, cello, cheat, contrabass, cook, coquet, crowd, dabble, dally, doodle, double… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bass — Synonyms and related words: A string, Amati, Cremona, D string, E string, G string, Heldentenor, Meistersinger, Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, accompaniment, alto, aria singer, baritenor, baritone, bass viol, basso, basso buffo, basso cantante …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bass fiddle — noun largest and lowest member of the violin family • Syn: ↑bass viol, ↑bull fiddle, ↑double bass, ↑contrabass, ↑string bass • Hypernyms: ↑bowed stringed instrument, ↑string, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bass violin — is the generic modern term used to denote various 16th and 17th century forms of bass instruments of the violin (i.e. viola da braccio ) family. They were the direct ancestor of the modern cello. [Baines] Bass violins were usually somewhat larger …   Wikipedia

  • Fiddle — Infobox Instrument name=Fiddle names= classification=String instrument (bowed) range= related= *Violin family (viola, cello) *Viol family (includes double bass) musicians= *List of fiddlers builders= * articles=ViolinThe term fiddle refers to a… …   Wikipedia

  • Double bass — Contrabass redirects here. For other uses, see Contrabass (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Acoustic bass guitar. For the technique used in percussion, see Double bass drum. Double Bass Side and front views of a modern double bass with a… …   Wikipedia

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