Violin vs. Violas

Violin vs. Violas — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Violin and Violas

Violinnoun

A stringed instrument played with a bow, having four strings tuned at intervals of a fifth, an unfretted fingerboard, and a shallower body than the viol and capable of great flexibility in range, tone, and dynamics.

Violasnoun

A stringed instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than a violin, tuned a fifth lower, and having a deeper, more sonorous tone.

Violinnoun

(musical instrument) A musical four-string instrument, generally played with a bow or by plucking the string, with the pitch set by pressing the strings at the appropriate place with the fingers; also any instrument of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violin_family violin family].

Violasnoun

An organ stop usually of eight-foot or four-foot pitch yielding stringlike tones.

Violinnoun

(music) A violinist.

The first violin often plays the lead melody lines in a string quartet.

Violasnoun

Any of various plants of the genus Viola, which includes the violets and pansies, especially certain ornamental varieties that are usually more compact than pansies and have smaller flowers without a blotch on the petals.

Violinverb

(ambitransitive) To play on, or as if on, a violin.

Violinnoun

bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow