arpeggione

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arpeggione ‎(plural arpeggiones)

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  1. (music) A six-stringed musical instrument of the nineteenth century, fretted and tuned like a guitar but bowed like a cello, and held vertically between the knees.
    • 2007 February 1, Bernard Holland, “Schubert Whispers, Grieg Booms”, in New York Times[1]:
      Whether it is better on the original arpeggione, I am helpless to say.

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