See also: violé

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

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 2Edit

NounEdit

viole (uncommon)

  1. plural of viola
    • 1825, Cox, H. Bertram; Cox, C. L. E., 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, Suskin, Steven, 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, Itkin, David, 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.

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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

viole

  1. plural of viool

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

viole f (plural violes)

  1. viol

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

viole

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

Further readingEdit

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

viole f pl

  1. plural of viola (viola, fiddle)

ReferencesEdit

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

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

viole

  1. Alternative form of fiole

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

viole

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

viole

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