mandola

[ man-doh-luh ]
/ mænˈdoʊ lə /
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noun

an early lute resembling a large mandolin.

Nearby words

  1. mandingo,
  2. mandinka,
  3. mandioca,
  4. mandir,
  5. mandira,
  6. mandolin,
  7. mandorla,
  8. mandragora,
  9. mandrake,
  10. mandrel

Origin of mandola

1750–60; < Italian, variant of mandora, alteration of Latin pandūra 3-stringed lute < Greek pandoûra; cf. bandore

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British Dictionary definitions for mandola

mandola

/ (ˈmændələ) /

noun

an early type of mandolin

Word Origin for mandola

from Italian

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