Definition of Gamba

1. Noun. Viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello.

Exact synonyms: Bass Viol, Viola Da Gamba
Generic synonyms: Viol



Definition of Gamba

1. n. A viola da gamba.

Definition of Gamba

1. Noun. Shortened name for the string instrument viola da gamba. ¹

2. Noun. A rank of organ pipes, so-called for a supposed resemblance of the sound to that of a viola da gamba. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gamba

1. a bass viol [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gamba

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gamasoidosis
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gamba (current term)
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Literary usage of Gamba

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1. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1879)
"This popularity of the gamba lasted up to the middle of the 18th century, ... In tone and character the gamba does not materially differ from the tenor of ..."

2. The Violin & Its Story: Or the History & Construction of the Violin by Hyacinth Abele (1905)
"And the viol de gamba has six strings, tuned in fourths, ... The Viol Bastarda is a sort of Viol de gamba, and is tuned like a tenor Viol de gamba, ..."

3. The Book Lover: A Magazine of Book Lore (1900)
"As I have some affairs to set in order, I beg you will grant Count gamba a delay, ... A delay was granted, until the 8th of July, when the Counts gamba took ..."

4. An Explanation of the Organ Stops with Hints for Effective Combinations by Carl Locher (1888)
"I have referred (see gamba) to the effectiveness of this Frein, which answers even in the case of the smallest scale string stops. Fugara has much in common ..."

5. The Violin Gallery: Comprising: Section I. South Kensington Special by George A. Dissmore, Charles Reade (1890)
"Although the Viola da gamba was generally mounted with six strings, deviations from this construction appear to have been not (infrequently attempted. ..."

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