How to Pronounce viol?

Correct pronunciation for the word "viol" is [vˈa͡ɪ͡əl], [vˈa‍ɪ‍əl], [v_ˈaɪə_l].

"Viol" in context

The viol is a family of stringed instruments that have been around since the 16th century. It is a bowed stringed instrument that typically has four strings and is played with a bow. It's shape is similar to that of a guitar, but it is slightly larger. Viols are typically tuned in fifths and can be tuned in alternate forms as well.

The viol is used in many musical styles including renaissance and baroque music. It is also commonly used in classical music and has recently made a comeback in the jazz scene. It can be a solo instrument or it can be used as part of a chamber ensemble.

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