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gamba (It.). Leg. (1) Abbreviation of viola da gamba.(2) Str.-toned org. stop of 8′ (sometimes 4′ or 16′) length and pitch. Metal pipes often taper towards top and sometimes widen again into an inverted bell (bell gamba). The bearded gamba is a variety with a small roller before the mouth of each pipe.