Origin of archlute
Examples from the Web for archlute
A fine reproduction of Lady Mary Sidney and her archlute faces the title-page of the book.
I can read and write, and my mother taught me to play upon the archlute and to sing.
The archlute, or bass-theorbo, is the largest sized kind of the theorbo, or lute with a double neck.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
There was also an archlute, which in its largest form—six feet in height—was known as the chitarrone.