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Definition of the noun gamba
What does gamba mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: gambas
- viol that is the bass member of the viol family with approximately the range of the cello
Alternative definition of the noun gamba
- Shortened name for the string instrument viola da gamba.
- A rank of organ pipes, so-called for a supposed resemblance of the sound to that of a viola da gamba.
- Gamba a.k.a. Gambá appeared in the 2012 documentary film A Batalha do Passinho.
- Gamba a.k.a. Alvaro Mora-Ottomano: Historian whose main area of interest is concerned with prehistoric stone tools.
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- Gamba a.k.a. Ngambay Language: Ngambay is one of the major languages spoken by Sara people in southwestern Chad, northeastern Cameroon and eastern Nigeria, with about a million native speakers. Ngambay is the most widely spoken of the Sara languages, and is used as a trade language between speakers of other dialects.
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- Gamba a.k.a. Belanda Viri Language: Belanda Viri is a Ubangian language of South Sudan.
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Including Also the Reed Organ, the Orchestrelle and the Piano-player by Oliver Cromwell Faust
The Gamba is an eight foot stop, pungent, and somewhat imitating the Cello in tone, it is rather slow in speech. The Keraulophon is an eight foot stop, soft, delicate and reedy in tone; the peculiar character of this tone is obtained by boring a ...
Greed & Grievance (2000)
Economic Agendas in Civil Wars by Mats R. Berdal, David Malone, International Peace Academy
Virginia Gamba is the head of the Arms Management Programme at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. Past postings included director of the Disarmament and Conflict Resolution Project at the United Nations Institute for ...
by Oliver C. Faust
The Gamba is an eight foot stop, pungent, and somewhat imitating the Cello in tone, it is rather slow in speech. The, Keraulophon is an eight foot stop, soft, delicate and reedy in tone; the peculiar character of this tone is obtained by boring a ...
Franciscan Violinist by Peter Allsop
First, viola da gamba is the normal choice of melodic bass instrument, with the alternative of 'tiorba'; after the violin, the cornetto is a frequent option, and Ferro suggests an all-wind performance by cornetto, trombone and fagotto in place of the ...
The viol di gamba is the most pleasing and reedy in the lot, but it is deficient in body. The horn diapason is not...
The bell gamba is the most delicate-toned stop, and most suitable for a room, and the keraulophon next. A good toned salicional ...
by Bartholomew Parr
Thus sulphur and aloes are eccoprotics, and even the gutta gamba is an ingredient in that recommended by Dr. Fordyce, ...
The Musical Standard (1870)
A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur
Gamba is a stop in an organ—derived ( luru: a non ...
by Theodore Libbey
A scene from the film Tous les matins du monde, showing violas da gamba Galina Vishnevskaya as Tatyana in Eugene...
Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of the Library of Congress [from 1897 Through June 1964] (1966)
by Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division
sa Suites (Harpsichord, flute, violin, 2 viole da gamba) xx Quintets ( Piano, ...
A Dictionary of Music, Theoretical and Practical. To which is Prefixed, a Familiar Introduction to the First Principles of that Science (1817)
by Thomas Busby, Samuel Arnold
Viol DA GAMBA, or Greater Viol. A viol with six strings, formerly much used in Germany, but at present little practised. The place of Gambist is now as totally suppressed in the chapels of that country as is that of Lutenists in England.
by George Grove
The two kinds were thus tuned :— *□ * The Gamba was for a long period the most popular of all bowed instruments, and, especially in .England (which by some is believed to be its original home), Holland, and Germany, appears to have been ...
by Barrie Jones
gamba. 704 Bass viola da gamba (Italian 'leg viol') the generic name for the members of the Oviol family, all of which, small or large, are played on or between the legs. Unlike the violin family they have flat backs, sloping shoulders, six strings, ...
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Scrabble value of G2A1M3B3A1
The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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