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[gahm-buh, gam-] /ˈgɑm bə, ˈgæm-/
viola da gamba (def 1). Unabridged
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  • Kindest regards to gamba, to whom I wish a happy completion of his picture.

  • From the gamba were taken the large proportions of the violoncello.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • All friends here have bidden me send their best wishes to you and gamba.

  • When we came to the place, says gamba, we saw a lamentable spectacle indeed.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • gamba goes and closes the door on the sound: then creeps to the foot of the couch.

  • On April 15 the fever was still upon him, says gamba, but all pain had ceased.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • He had scarcely recovered this shock (for it was a great one to him) when he heard Abel on the Viol da gamba.

    The Violin George Hart
  • The other gamba bow in Fig. 26 is very quaint and appears to be of much earlier date.

  • gamba tells us that their disputes on religious matters sometimes lasted five or six hours.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • From the last words it is to be inferred that gamba playing in England was much in vogue at the time of Maugars.

    The Violoncello and Its History Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
British Dictionary definitions for gamba


short for viola da gamba
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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