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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.

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Origin of archlute

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