Origin of theorbo
OTHER WORDS FROM theorbothe·or·bist, noun
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How to use theorbo in a sentence
At noon played on my Theorbo, and much pleased therewith; it is now altered with a new neck.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
She was aught drawing, singing, and to play on the theorbo; had learning, and wrote very agreeable verses.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
Some gust from brave Elizabethan times must have warmed his spirit, as he sat tuning his sublime theorbo.Familiar Studies of Men and Books|Robert Louis Stevenson
The largest member of the ancient lute family—the bass lute or theorbo—has been identified with the barbiton.
It was a kind of theorbo or bass-lute, but with one neck only, bent back at right angles to form the head.