Meaning of Viol



English: Viol
Bangla: বীণা, বড় বেহালা
Hindi: वाइल
Type: Noun / বিশেষ্য / संज्ञा
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Bangla Academy Dictionary:


Definition: 1

a bowed musical instrument, differing from the violin in having deeper ribs, sloping shoulders, a greater number of strings, usually six, and frets: common in the 16th and 17th centuries in various sizes from the treble viol to the bass viol.

Definition: 2

any of a family of stringed musical instruments that preceded the violin family, consisting of a fretted fingerboard, a body rather like that of a violin but having a flat back and six strings, played with a curved bow. They are held between the knees when played and have a quiet yet penetrating tone; they were much played, esp in consorts, in the 16th and 17th centuries