stringed musical instrument that in Spanish Renaissance art music held the popularity accorded the lute elsewhere in Europe. Built like a large guitar, it had six, sometimes seven, double courses of strings tuned like the lute: G-c-f-a-d'-g'. (The guitar then had four double courses.)
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|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|