noun, plural the·or·bos.
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Origin of theorbo
OTHER WORDS FROM theorbothe·or·bist, noun
Examples from the Web for theorbo
It was a kind of theorbo or bass-lute, but with one neck only, bent back at right angles to form the head.
I had a good dinner for them, as a venison pasty and some fowl, and after dinner we did play, he on the theorbo.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
And every night the player of the theorbo left the wall, approached him, and spoke in a clear voice mingled with soft breathing.
The chitarrone was formerly called Roman theorbo, because it was principally used at Rome.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
He recognised the player of the theorbo, who, partly relieved of his weight, raised her breast.