[gahm-buh, gam-] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gamba

Historical Examples of gamba

  • 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

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


    Richard Edgcumbe

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


    Richard Edgcumbe

British Dictionary definitions for gamba


  1. short for viola da gamba
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