- an early lute resembling a large mandolin.
Origin of mandola
1750–60; < Italian, variant of mandora, alteration of Latin pandūra 3-stringed lute < Greek pandoûra; cf. bandore
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Examples 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)
- an early type of mandolin
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