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[gahm-buh, gam-] /ˈgɑm bə, ˈgæm-/
viola da gamba (def 1). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Viol da gamba is the only instrument, and Abel the prince of musicians!

    The Violin George Hart
  • From the gamba were taken the large proportions of the violoncello.

    The Violoncello and Its History

    Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
  • Out of 300 women criminals at Turin, gamba found only five tattooed.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • The dates to which gamba refers in the statement we have quoted were April 11 and 12.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • gamba, in his journal, says that Byron rose from his bed on April 13, but did not leave the house.

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

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • On the 17th gamba managed to get to Byrons room, and was struck by the change in his appearance.

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

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • Count gamba has just arrived here, with all the articles belonging to the Committee.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
  • He landed, says gamba, in a Speziot boat, dressed in a red uniform.

    Byron Richard Edgcumbe
British Dictionary definitions for gamba


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