[ man-doh-luh ]
/ mænˈdoʊ lə /
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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
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/ (ˈmændələ) /
an early type of mandolin
Word Origin for mandola
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