A 4 stinged instrument that looks like a violin, only it isn't often times it is mistaken for one by someone of lower education backrounds. It is the only instrument that plays in the auto cleff on a regular basis. Violist tend to play only rhythm (never melody). There are no good solos for violas. Violist tend to be the butt of most unfunny instrument jokesand can be substituted for a third violins section.
by Chan August 26, 2003
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A wannabe violin. Snuggled safely between the violin section and the cello section, violists know that their terrible playing will definitely be drowned out. In fact, you will NEVER hear violas on a digital recording because degital recording has become so advanced that all extraneous noise is eliminated. =)
by th3samiam September 14, 2006
by Charlie March 26, 2005
An adolescent. Derived from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, specifically from Malvolio's description of Viola in Act 1 Scene 5: "Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy..."
by Zach F August 27, 2007
A wooden box that originated in the 16th century made to sound like a dying cat. Often times the cat can be removed from the box, leaving behind the skeleton of a violin.
by relievetheworldofviolas October 30, 2012
by Anonymous September 28, 2004