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.
Blend of Orpheus and Arion (Wiktionary)