Pronunciation: (vē-ō'lu), [key]
1. a four-stringed musical instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than the violin; a tenor or alto violin.
2. a labial organ stop of eight-foot or four-foot pitch, giving tones of a penetrating stringlike quality.
Pronunciation: (vī'u-lu, vī-ō'-, vē-), [key]
1. any plant of the genus Viola, esp. a cultivated variety. Cf. pansy (def. 1), violet (defs. 1, 2).
2. a pansy, V. cornuta, cultivated as a garden plant.
Pronunciation: (vī'u-lu, vē'-; vī-ō'lu, vē-), [key]
a female given name.
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