Top definition
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
Get the mug
Get a Viola mug for your guy Larisa.
May 12 Word of the Day
When someone goes to the gym and spends 90% of the time on their phones scrolling through social media
Looks like its thumb day again for Jimmy with his usual routing... 3 sets of 5 snapchat selfies and 10 sets of scrolling through facebook until exhaustion
by Gary br April 02, 2017
Get the mug
Get a Thumb Day mug for your cat José.
2
Viola is a beautiful, loving, socially conscious girl with a great sense of humor. She has amazing fashion sense and everyone wants to be her friend. She has been throught the ups and downs of life, and know just what to say when you are feeling down. She is a wonderful person to be around. Everything she does if for the good of the people around her. She is the most amazing person to have as a friend. If you know a Viola, you are one lucky person.
by Cupcake111 March 14, 2015
Get the mug
Get a Viola mug for your boyfriend Vivek.
3
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
Get the mug
Get a viola mug for your cousin Yasemin.
4
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
Get the mug
Get a viola mug for your sister-in-law Julia.
5
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
Get the merch
Get the viola neck gaiter and mug.
6
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
Get the merch
Get the viola neck gaiter and mug.

Activity