Definition of theorbo
: a stringed instrument of the 17th century resembling a large lute but having an extra set of long bass strings
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Though they were identified as the New York City Opera Orchestra, several were early-instrument specialists, including Grant Herreid, who contributed strongly on theorbo and guitar.
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Origin and Etymology of theorbo
modification of Italian tiorba, teorba
First Known Use: 1605See Words from the same year
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