noun arch·lute \ˈärch¦lüt\

Definition of archlute

  1. :  a large lute :  chitarrone, theorbo

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Origin and Etymology of archlute

French or Italian; French archiluth, from Italian arciliuto, arcileuto, from arci- archi- + liuto, leuto lute, from Arabic al-ʽūd the lute, the wood

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