Part of speech: noun

A stringed instrument of the violin class.

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Usage examples "viol":

  1. Thence home and to dinner, and, after a little alone at my viol, to the office, where we sat all the afternoon, and so rose at the evening, and then home to supper and to bed, after a little musique. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  2. She was talking, meanwhile, of the day and its buoyant air and of the tapestries hung in the woodlands, in a voice deep with rare intimations of viol chords. - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.
  3. One dark twilight- thou hast heard the tale, every village minstrel sets it to his viol- a majestic woman, a hunted fugitive, crossed my path; she led a boy in her hand, a year or so younger than my murdered child. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.