a large 17th-cent. lute with a double neck and two sets of strings
Origin of theorboFrench théorbe ; from Italian tiorba ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A large lute with a long neck having two sets of pegs, one set above and somewhat to the side of the other to accommodate a set of bass strings, used in the 1600s and early 1700s.
Origin of theorboFrench théorbe, from Italian tiorba, of unknown origin.