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chitarrone

[ kee-tuh-roh-ney; Italian kee-tahr-raw-ne ]
/ ˌki təˈroʊ neɪ; Italian ˌki tɑrˈrɔ nɛ /
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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.

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Origin of chitarrone

1730–40; <Italian, augmentative of chitarra<Greek kithára lyre
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British Dictionary definitions for chitarrone

chitarrone
/ (ˌkɪtɑːˈrəʊnɪ, ˌtʃɪt-) /

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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