See also: violé

English

edit

Etymology 1

edit

From Middle English vyole, from either Middle French violer or Latin violāre. Compare violate.

Verb

edit

viole (third-person singular simple present violes, present participle violing, simple past and past participle violed) (transitive, obsolete)

  1. To violate, especially to rape.

Etymology 2

edit

From Italian viole.

Noun

edit

viole (uncommon)

  1. plural of viola (stringed instrument)
    • 1825, H. Bertram Cox, C. L. E. Cox, quoting Smart, George Thomas, “Chapter VII: 1825, Vienna”, in Leaves from the Journals of Sir George Smart, published 1907, page 113:
      On his right, in two rows, were twelve violins, two viole, two ’celli, and two basses.
    • 2009, Steven Suskin, quoting Ramin, Sid, The Sound of Broadway Music: A Book of Orchestrators and Orchestrations, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 240:
      I hadn’t used viole on West Side or Gypsy, so I thought let’s use four viole and no violins.
    • 2014, David Itkin, Conducting Concerti: A Technical and Interpretive Guide, University of North Texas Press, →ISBN, page 186:
      In spite of the clarity of the explanation that the conductor will give to the orchestra, “I begin conducting again at 15,” it is polite and professional to clearly cue each new entrance, starting with the flute and continuing with viole/celli, second violins, etc.

Anagrams

edit

Afrikaans

edit

Noun

edit

viole

  1. plural of viool

French

edit

Etymology

edit

Inherited from Old French [Term?], probably from Old Occitan viola (modern Occitan viula), from Medieval Latin *vitula (stringed instrument). Compare Italian viola.

Pronunciation

edit

Noun

edit

viole f (plural violes)

  1. viol

Derived terms

edit

Verb

edit

viole

  1. inflection of violer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading

edit

Anagrams

edit

Italian

edit

Pronunciation

edit

Noun

edit

viole f pl

  1. plural of viola (viola, fiddle)

References

edit
  1. ^ viola in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams

edit

Middle English

edit

Noun

edit

viole

  1. Alternative form of fiole

Portuguese

edit

Verb

edit

viole

  1. inflection of violar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Spanish

edit

Verb

edit

viole

  1. inflection of violar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative