[ vee-uh-loh-ney ]
/ ˌvi əˈloʊ neɪ /
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a double bass.
an organ pedal stop of 16-foot pitch, giving a tone resembling the violoncello.
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Origin of violone
1715–25; <Italian, equivalent to viol(a) bass viol + -one augmentative suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for violone
As violino is the diminutive of viola, violoncino and violoncello are the diminutives of violone.
The word Violino is not mentioned by Lanfranco, but in every case only the termination Violone, which is bass viol.
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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