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Spanish Word of the Day: Vihuela

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Vihuela

Instrumentos musicales antiguos

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/30/2010
Word: Vihuela
(vi-HUE-la), sustantivo femenino.
English: Vihuela (early form of guitar)
Etymology: De viola
Meaning: Instrumento musical de cuerda, pulsado con arco o con plectro.
Topic:Instrumentos musicales antiguos
Example:

…siete obras escritas en los siglos XVI y XVII para vihuela, instrumento que es el antepasado directo de la guitarra española, que han sido rescatadas por la citada entidad.

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