[ vee-uh-loh-ney ]
/ ˌvi əˈloʊ neɪ /
a double bass.
an organ pedal stop of 16-foot pitch, giving a tone resembling the violoncello.
Origin of violone
1715–25; < Italian, equivalent to viol(a) bass viol + -one augmentative suffix
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Examples from the Web for violone
As violino is the diminutive of viola, violoncino and violoncello are the diminutives of violone.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
British Dictionary definitions for violone
/ (ˈvaɪəˌləʊn) /
the double-bass member of the viol family lying an octave below the viola da gamba. It corresponds to the double bass in the violin family
Word Origin for violone
C18: from Italian, from viola 1 + -one, augmentative suffix
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