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A four-stringed instrument that looks like a slighlty larger violin, but oncloser inpection its sound is more like that of a cello. Very smooth, mellow sound, but usually they get the shitty parts.
The viola sounds good but they never get any good music.
by Firstar November 22, 2003
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Please put a New York Times under that before it gets all over the place.
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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
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A glorious stringed instrument that creates a rich, warm tone when played, unlike the violin which can sound like someone is strangling a cat -- sometimes several cats. Either orchestras have barely any violas, or so many they have no idea what to do with all of them.
Hey, how big is your viola section?
About fifteen, this year.
Good, maybe you can drown out the violins. How many of them are there?
About sixteen.
Yes! We're coming up!
by Rachel C December 03, 2003
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the best instrument in the world. we don't suck. well, not all of us do. very mellow sounding and beautiful. all of those viola jokes were made by violinists, so they wouldn't get made fun of for theyre cocky-ness and concietedness
dude, that viola player is hott.
by voilaviola January 24, 2007
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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
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