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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A musical instrument of the Renaissance, part of the cittern family, whose metal strings are tuned like a lute's and plucked with the fingers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An old instrument of the lute or cittern kind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large variety of lute, used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, having six to nine pairs of metal strings. It was played by means of a plectrum. Also orpheoreon.

Etymologies

Blend of Orpheus and Arion (Wiktionary)

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