from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) An old instrument of the lute or cittern kind.

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  • noun music 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.


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Blend of Orpheus and Arion


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  • Zing went the strings.

    September 24, 2011