Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large lute with the neck extended to carry several long bass strings, used for accompaniment in 17th and early 18th century music.
- ‘The concert finished well with the viol and theorbo providing good support.’
- ‘Rather than a mere continuo accompaniment, the soprano Karolina Gorgol was here supported by a luscious ensemble of three strings (no viola), theorbo and guitar, harpsichord and an obligato viola da gamba, played by Ibi Aziz.’
- ‘Nigel North accompanies suitably on lute, theorbo or guitar.’
- ‘The dozen instrumentalists are busy with recorder, flute, viols, theorbo, harpsichord and organ.’
- ‘The instrumental accompaniment is improvisatory, earthy and ingenious: lute, theorbo, guitar and harp continuo, plus up to a trio of violins, viola da gamba, a cornet and a gentle sprinkling of percussion.’
- ‘The theorbo, lute, and guitar are particularly prominent.’
- ‘They had a top-notch instrumental group on hand - string quartet, theorbo, organ - to enliven the composer's imaginative backcloths.’
- ‘In both the concertos and cantatas, the continuo consists of harpsichord, cello, and theorbo.’
- ‘Four solo motets and one ensemble piece are included on this disc, accompanied by theorbo and cello (the instrumental playing is exquisite - affectionate and laid back).’
- ‘A harpsichord and a lute-like theorbo serve as continuo.’
- ‘A young woman wearing a beautiful satin dress with an orange-red jacket stands to greet him while another woman sits at a table playing a theorbo, a musical instrument.’
Early 17th century: from Italian tiorba, of unknown origin.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.