1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Viola
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VIOLA [Fr. viole, Ger. Bratsche, Ital. viola, alto], the tenor member of the violin family. The construction of the viola is the same, but on a larger scale, as that of the violin (q.v.). The instrument is pitched a perfect fifth below the violin.