What is another word for violas?

Pronunciation: [va͡ɪˈə͡ʊləz] (IPA)

"Violas" is a musical term used to describe a string instrument that is similar in size and shape to a violin, but larger. It is often used in orchestras to provide a rich and full sound. While "violas" is the most common term used to describe this instrument, there are other words that may be used interchangeably. Some synonyms for "violas" include: alto violin, tenor violin, bratsche (in German), and viola da braccio (in Italian). All of these words refer to the same instrument and can be used to describe its unique sound and characteristics.

What are the hypernyms for Violas?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Violas

In the Chapel Royal there were about eighty musicians daily in attendance, violins, hautboys, violas, double-basses, choristers, etc.
"Great Violinists And Pianists"
George T. Ferris
There were ninety violins, thirty violas, twenty-one 'celli, and twenty double-basses, and of these all except the double-basses had been pupils of Joachim, the violas and 'celli having been his pupils in chamber music.
"Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday"
Henry C. Lahee
One of his motets calls for an orchestra of eight trombones, eight violas, eight large flutes, a spinet and a large lute.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera"
William James Henderson

Famous quotes with Violas

  • I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.
    Twyla Tharp

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