Definition of Archlute

1. n. 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.



Definition of Archlute

1. Noun. (musical instruments) A stringed musical instrument rather like a large lute ¹

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Definition of Archlute

1. a large lute [n -S]

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Literary usage of Archlute

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1. Musical Myths and Facts by Carl Engel (1876)
"An archlute; Italian, about 1700; a large instrument, with eighteen strings, ... The archlute, or bass-theorbo, is the largest sized kind of the theorbo, ..."

2. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"The name given to a large lyre furnished with about twenty-four strings and capable of producing bass tones. Also called lirone. archlute A large instrument ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889): ...edited by Sir by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1890)
"IV archlute is described by ... and Handel also employed the archlute. The sound - board, pierced with from one to three ornamental soundholes, was of pine, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The theorbo or archlute had at last to give way to the violoncello and double bass, which are still used to accompany the " recitativo secco " in oratorios ..."

5. Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of Music by William Smythe Babcock Mathews, Emil Liebling (1896)
"A theorbo or lute with two nuts and sets of strings, one for the bass. The strings of the theorbo were single, but in the archlute the ..."

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