Archlute
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]

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  • 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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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