archlute
Theorbo The*or"bo, n. [F. th['e]orbe, t['e]orbe, formerly tuorbe, tiorbe, It. tiorba.] (Mus.) An instrument made like large lute, but having two necks, with two sets of pegs, the lower set holding the strings governed by frets, while to the upper set were attached the long bass strings used as open notes. [1913 Webster]

Note: A larger form of theorbo was also called the {archlute}, and was used chiefly, if not only, as an accompaniment to the voice. Both have long fallen into disuse. [1913 Webster]


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  • Archlute — Arch lute, Archilute Arch i*lute, n. [Cf. F. archiluth, It. arciliuto.] (Mus.) A large theorbo, or double necked lute, formerly in use, having the bass strings doubled with an octave, and the higher strings with a unison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Archlute — Infobox Instrument name=Archlute names= classification= *Necked bowl lutes *String instruments range= related= *Angélique (instrument) *Archlute *Balalaika *Barbat (lute) *Bağlama *Biwa *Bouzouki *Charango *Chitarra Italiana *Daguangxian *Đàn tỳ… …   Wikipedia

  • archlute — /ahrch looht /, n. a lute with two pegboxes, one for the stopped strings and the other for the bass strings, which run outside the fingerboard. [1720 30; ARCH 1 + LUTE, modeled on It archiliuto] * * * ▪ musical instrument       large 16th century …   Universalium

  • archlute — noun A stringed musical instrument rather like a large lute …   Wiktionary

  • archlute — noun a bass lute with an extended neck which supports unstopped bass strings …   English new terms dictionary

  • archlute — arch·lute …   English syllables

  • archlute — /ˈatʃlut/ (say ahchlooht) noun → theorbo …   Australian English dictionary

  • archlute — n. a bass lute with an extended neck and unstopped bass strings. Etymology: F archiluth (as ARCH , LUTE(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archilute — Archlute Arch lute, Archilute Arch i*lute, n. [Cf. F. archiluth, It. arciliuto.] (Mus.) A large theorbo, or double necked lute, formerly in use, having the bass strings doubled with an octave, and the higher strings with a unison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lute — Lutes redirects here. For the surname, see Lutes (surname). For other uses, see Lute (disambiguation). Lute A renaissance era lute strings Classification Neck …   Wikipedia

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