viol (n.) Old form(s): Violl, Vyall
type of stringed instrument played with a bow
Per I.i.82[Pericles to himself, of the Daughter] You are a fair viol
Per III.ii.89[Cerimon to a servant] The viol once more!
R2 I.iii.162[Mowbray to King Richard] an unstringed viol
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