chitarrone

[kee-tuh-roh-ney; Italian kee-tahr-raw-ne]
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noun, plural chi·tar·ro·ni [kee-tuh-roh-nee] /ˌki təˈroʊ ni/.

an early musical stringed instrument of the lute family with a long neck and two pegboxes, one above the other.

Nearby words

  1. chishtiya,
  2. chisimaio,
  3. chit,
  4. chita,
  5. chital,
  6. chitchat,
  7. chitin,
  8. chitlin circuit,
  9. chitlings,
  10. chiton

Origin of chitarrone

1730–40; < Italian, augmentative of chitarra < Greek kithára lyre

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British Dictionary definitions for chitarrone

chitarrone

noun plural -ni (-nɪ)

a large lute with a double neck in common use during the baroque period, esp in Italy

Word Origin for chitarrone

Italian, from chitarra, from Greek kithara lyre

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