chitarrone

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chitarrone

(ˌkɪtɑːˈrəʊnɪ; ˌtʃɪt-)
n, pl -ni (-nɪ)
(Instruments) a large lute with a double neck in common use during the baroque period, esp in Italy
[Italian, from chitarra, from Greek kithara lyre]
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I could gaze at two chitarrones (enormous lutes) one of two harpsichords, a harp.
Billed as a "Festa Italiana," this event was a riotous celebration of dance, song, and commedia dell'arte, all surrounded by a menagerie of chitarras--small "alla spagnolas" guitars--dwarfed by giraffelike chitarrones (theorbos) with six-foot-long necks, along with the miniature Baroque harp called the arpa doppia and a lirone, a rare gambalike instrument with thirteen strings.