viola d'amore

[vee-oh-luh dah-mawr-ey, -mohr-ey, -duh-]
noun, plural viola d'amores.
a treble viol with numerous sympathetic strings and several gut strings, producing a resonant sound.

1690–1700; < Italian: literally, viol of love Unabridged
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viola d'amore (vɪˈəʊlə dæˈmɔːrɪ)
an instrument of the viol family having no frets, seven strings, and a set of sympathetic strings. It was held under the chin when played
[C18: from Italian, literally: viol of love]

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