viol

Definitions of viol
  1. noun
    any of a family of bowed stringed instruments that preceded the violin family
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    types:
    viola da braccio
    a member of the viol family with approximately the range of a viola
    bass viol, gamba, viola da gamba
    viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
    viola d'amore
    viol that is the tenor of the viol family
    type of:
    bowed stringed instrument, string
    stringed instruments that are played with a bow
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