Definition of "theorbo" [the•or•bo]

  • (noun) A 17th-century lute having two sets of strings and an S-shaped neck with two sets of pegs, one set above and somewhat to the side of the other.

Use "theorbo" in a sentence

  • "(Soundbite of song, "Nuove Musiche") WHARTON: That's Rolf Lislevand playing the ancient lute called a theorbo on "Nuove Musiche," one of producer Manfred Eicher's CDs from the past year."
  • "Sting accompanies himself on an archlute, also called a theorbo, and is joined on some numbers by lutenist Edin Karamazov."
  • "The theorbo is the instrument with the coolest name, but he also plays the lute, among other things."

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