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2 definitions by Julia Anne

 
1.
One of the five major stringed instruments. Tuned in a middle register, exactly an octave higher than the cello. Music written primarily in alto clef, occasionally treble. The brunt of many, many jokes.
What do you do with a dead viola player? Move him back a desk.

But why are viola jokes so short? So violin players can understand them.
by Julia Anne November 29, 2005
 
2.
A good violinist, a bad violinist, a failed violinist, and someone who hates violinists, all getting together to complain about composers.

In other words: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello.
Our string quartet met for rehearsal today, but all we did was argue about the tempo.
by Julia Anne November 29, 2005