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From Italian arcileuto
archlute (plural archlutes)
- (music) A fretted and double-necked stringed musical instrument with a large body, double courses in the bass, and two sets of tuning pegs.
- liuti attiorbati (a small version of the standard archlute)
stringed musical instrument
- 1904. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 1. "Archlute". Edited by Sir George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland.
- 2004. Francesca Caccini's Il primo libro delle musiche of 1618. Francesca Caccini.