archlute

[ ahrch-loot ]
/ ˈɑrtʃˌlut /
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noun

a lute with two pegboxes, one for the stopped strings and the other for the bass strings, which run outside the fingerboard.

Nearby words

  1. archive,
  2. archives,
  3. archivist,
  4. archivolt,
  5. archliberal,
  6. archly,
  7. archness,
  8. archon,
  9. archons,
  10. archoplasm

Origin of archlute

1720–30; arch-1 + lute1, modeled on Italian archiliuto

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