noun, plural chi·tar·ro·ni [kee-tuh-roh-nee] /ˌki təˈroʊ ni/.
Origin of chitarrone
Examples from the Web for chitarrone
A chitarrone, with marquetry and three ornamented sound-holes; made by M. Bueckenberg, in Rome, anno 1614.
Monteverde employed still another variety of the lute in his orchestra, called the Chitarrone, whence our word guitar.
The orchestra consisted of one lira doppia, one clavicembalo, one chitarrone and two flutes.
The chitarrone was formerly called Roman theorbo, because it was principally used at Rome.
There was also an archlute, which in its largest form—six feet in height—was known as the chitarrone.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin