Viol

Definition of Viol

Vi´ol
n.1.
1.(Mus.) A stringed musical instrument formerly in use, of the same form as the violin, but larger, and having six strings, to be struck with a bow, and the neck furnished with frets for stopping the strings.
Me softer airs befit, and softer strings
Of lute, or viol still, more apt for mournful things.
- Milton.
2.(Naut.) A large rope sometimes used in weighing anchor.

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