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theorbo

[thee-awr-boh] /θiˈɔr boʊ/
noun, plural theorbos.
1.
an obsolete bass lute with two sets of strings attached to separate peg boxes, one above the other, on the neck.
Origin of theorbo
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Italian teorba, variant of tiorba, special use of Venetian tiorba, variant of tuorba traveling bag ≪ Turkish torba bag; so called from the bag it was carried in
Related forms
theorbist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for theorbo

theorbo

/θɪˈɔːbəʊ/
noun (pl) -bos
1.
(music) an obsolete form of the lute, having two necks, one above the other, the second neck carrying a set of unstopped sympathetic bass strings
Derived Forms
theorbist, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Italian teorba, probably from Venetian, variant of tuorba travelling bag, ultimately from Turkish torba bag
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