A Chanukah menorah.

Named as such for its beauty, compared to viola instrument music.
The lights of the viola are beautiful
by Bed time December 16, 2009
an amazing 4 string instrument that is larger in size and personality then a violin. It sounds more like a cello, only an octive lower. The strings are(from lowest to highest)C-G-D-A. Viola players are usually the most underappreciated of the entire orchestra. They generally get sucky parts and little attention. The instrument itself is beautiful if played correctly.
The entire viola section was appaled at the discustingly simple parts they were issued to play while the violins had 100% of the melody and it was even challenging.
by phara August 05, 2007
An awesome person! Kind, smart, and lovable..... Honest and fair.... and never lies!!!!
Boy: Where is Viola?
Viola: Here I am!!!!!
by Sharen Altarian December 18, 2010
A orchestra instrument which can actually get a college education! Violin people only make fun of the viola because they have no talent and viola people are smart asses :D
Violist~Hey can you pass me my viola?
Violinist~Sure but wait
Violist~What?
Violinst~What is the longest viola joke?
Violist~Harold in Italy!I've heard this dumb as joke so many times!People like you can't even invent one so they use the same dumb ass one!
by leo15390 October 03, 2009
One of the most important instruments in the orchestra. Plays in the C Clef offering a bridge between the Bass and Treble Clef. It's the glue that holds the orchestra together as switching between the melody and harmony of the composition as order of making sure the orchestra stays together.

The viola, slightly larger than the violin offers deep and rich sound audible from the rest of the music that is currently being played. Thus making a small viola section still powerful. Though having a larger viola section could help balance out the ocean of violinists taking up half the stage.

Many jokes are centered around the Viola since it appears to be a lesser instrument, but this is because most of those jokes use the insert instrument here parts which usually the viola name goes in there.
Q: How do you know when a violin is playing out of tune?
A: When the bow is moving.

Q: How do you know when a viola is playing out of tune?
A: When the bow is moving.
by Scenre August 16, 2012
The second best instrument in a orchestra, probably the least favored or important. It looks quite like a violin, only slightly larger, and deeper. (Second highest string instrument.) Violists are rare in an orchestra, and some don't even have a viola section. None the less, if you want to stand out and play a majorly kick ass instrument, play the viola!
Violinst: "Violas are stupid!"
TheOnlyBlackFox/Violist: *Shoves bow straight up ass, for it to come of the violinist's mouth*
by TheOnlyBlackFox (is really bored.) September 30, 2003
probably the second best instrument, tied with the bass and beatenn by the cello, in the orchestra. unlike the violin, violas have sweet medium sound that, quite honestly, shouldn't be neglected so much by people. And because viola players are hard come upon, you don't even need that much skill to get a job teaching, get into an orchastra, etc because there isn't much competition.
Goerge plays the viola, and even though he charges 2 times a normal pirce for music lessons, he still gets students, because he's the only viola teacher in the district.
by monster_by_mistake_achoo! February 23, 2009

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