[ man-doh-luh ]
/ mænˈdoʊ lə /
an early lute resembling a large mandolin.
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Origin of mandola
1750–60; <Italian, variant of mandora, alteration of Latin pandūra 3-stringed lute <Greek pandoûra;cf. bandore
Words nearby mandola
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Example sentences from the Web for mandola
The mandola was played with a quill like the mandolino and the cither.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
British Dictionary definitions for mandola
/ (ˈmændələ) /
an early type of mandolin
Word Origin for mandola
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