Definition of vielle in English:

vielle

noun

  • A hurdy-gurdy.

    • ‘Arts with a long history aren't new to Robbins, who toured with her family performing medieval music on archaic instruments like the krummhorn and vielle.’
    • ‘In Burgundy, artisans produce sabots (wooden shoes), vielles (stringed musical instruments), and other craft items.’
    • ‘He taught him how to hear and see the currents of magic flowing between all things and how to pluck them like the strings of a vielle.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from French, from Old French viele (see viol).

Pronunciation:

vielle

/vɪˈɛl/