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violist one who plays the viola. [2 definitions]
violoncello see "cello."
violone the largest and lowest-pitched stringed instrument in the viol group.
VIP abbreviation of "very important person."
viper any of various venomous snakes, often characterized by erectile fangs. [3 definitions]
viperous of, like, or suggestive of a venomous snake or viper; spiteful; malicious.
virago a shrewish, domineering woman; nag or scold.
viral of, relating to, or caused by a virus. [2 definitions]
vireo any of several small insect-eating birds that have gray or greenish plumage.
virescence the state or condition of becoming green, esp. the abnormal coloring of plant parts that are normally not green.
Virgil a Roman poet (70-19 B.C.).
virgin one who has never had sexual intercourse. [6 definitions]
virginal1 pertaining to or characteristic of a virgin. [2 definitions]
virginal2 (often pl.) a type of small harpsichord popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
virgin birth (often cap.) the Christian theological doctrine that Mary was still a virgin when she bore Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit having miraculously impregnated her. [2 definitions]
Virginia a southern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast between Maryland and North Carolina. (abbr.: VA)
Virginia cowslip a woodland perennial of eastern North America bearing clusters of blue or purple bell-shaped flowers; Virginia bluebell.
Virginia creeper a climbing vine of eastern North America that has palmately compound leaves and bears green flower clusters and bluish black, inedible berries; woodbine.
Virginia deer the white-tailed deer.
Virginia reel an American country dance in which couples face each other in two parallel lines and then perform various steps and maneuvers together. [2 definitions]
Virginia Woolf English novelist and essayist, noted for her use of modernist techniques such as stream of consciousness and interior monologue; born Virginia Stephens (b.1882--d.1941).