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theorbo

[thee-awr-boh]
noun, plural theorbos.
an obsolete bass lute with two sets of strings attached to separate peg boxes, one above the other, on the neck.

Origin:
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

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theorbo (θɪˈɔːbəʊ)
 
n , pl -bos
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
 
[C17: from Italian teorba, probably from Venetian, variant of tuorba travelling bag, ultimately from Turkish torba bag]
 
the'orbist
 
n

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