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Meaning of "orpharion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ORPHARION

From Orpheus + Arion, musicians of Greek mythology.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ORPHARION

orpharion  [ɔːˈfærɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORPHARION

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Orpharion is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ORPHARION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Orpharion

The orpharion or opherion /ɒˈfɪəriən/ is a plucked instrument from the Renaissance. It is part of the cittern family. Its construction is similar to the larger bandora. The metal strings are tuned like a lute and are plucked with the fingers. Therefore, the orpharion can be used instead of a lute. The nut and bridge of an orpharion are typically sloped, so that the string length increases from treble to bass. Due to the extremely low-tension metal strings, which would easily distort the notes when pushed down, the frets were almost flush with the fingerboard, which was gently scalloped. As with all metal-strung instruments of the era, a very light touch with the plucking hand was required, quite different from the sharper attack used on the lute. The orpharion was invented in England in the second half of the 16th century. In sources of English music it is often mentioned as an alternative to the lute. According to Stow's "Annals", John Rose of Bridewell invented the instrument in 1581. There is a Rose Orpharion in Helmingham Hall which was allegedly given as a gift to Queen Elizabeth, and may well be that first example.

Definition of orpharion in the English dictionary

The definition of orpharion in the dictionary is a large lute in use during the 16th and 17th centuries.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORPHARION


Adrian
ˈeɪdrɪən
antibaryon
ˌæntɪˈbærɪən
Austrian
ˈɒstrɪən
Bulgarian
bʌlˈɡɛərɪən
carrion
ˈkærɪən
clarion
ˈklærɪən
criterion
kraɪˈtɪərɪən
equestrian
ɪˈkwɛstrɪən
historian
hɪˈstɔːrɪən
humanitarian
hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən
Hungarian
hʌŋˈɡɛərɪən
librarian
laɪˈbrɛərɪən
Marian
ˈmɛərɪən
Nigerian
naɪˈdʒɪərɪən
ovarian
əʊˈveərɪən
pedestrian
pɪˈdɛstrɪən
perikaryon
ˌperɪˈkærɪən
Syrian
ˈsɪrɪən
vegetarian
ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪən
Victorian
vɪkˈtɔːrɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORPHARION

orotund
orotundity
Orozco
orphan
orphanage
orphanhood
orphanism
Orphean
orpheoreon
Orpheus
Orpheus in the Underworld
Orphic
orphically
Orphism
Orphistic
orphrey
orphreyed
orpiment
orpin
orpine

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORPHARION

alerion
Ben-Gurion
centurion
chorion
counterion
evangeliarion
evangelistarion
histrion
Hyperion
mitochondrion
morion
orarion
Orion
prion
sticharion
synaxarion
troparion
turion
virion
zwitterion

Synonyms and antonyms of orpharion in the English dictionary of synonyms

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHARION»

The term «orpharion» is used very little and occupies the 189.465 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORPHARION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about orpharion

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORPHARION»

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Elizabethan Mythologies: Studies in Poetry, Drama and Music
It would seem reasonable, also, to assume that the design of the orpharion was likewise intended as an allusion to the legendary instrument that Hermes/ Mercury gave to Orpheus. The close similarities between the cittern and the orpharion ...
Robin Headlam Wells, 1994
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
SA headings for forms and types of music that include orpharion or orpharions and headings with medium of perfomance that include Orpharion or orpharions Orphëal (May Subd Geog) BT Keyboard instruments Orphéal music (May Subd ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2009
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A General History of the Science and Practice of Music in ...
' for him of whom we have spoken so much, one part of his booke ' he stole out of Beurhusius, another out of LOssIUS, peruerting the I) concerning which two last it may not be amiss here to speak, and first of the Orpharion. It 15 of the following ...
‎1776
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The Lute in Britain: A History of the Instrument and Its Music
Most of those for the orpharion require a seventh course tuned to F. Barley points out that pieces for lute and orpharion are interchangeable, but that the orpharion has 'more stringes than the Lute and also hath more frets or stops'.135 There is, ...
Matthew Spring, 2006
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A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music
The orpharion is a wire-strung instrument with a scalloped outline and a flat or slightly vaulted back, tuned like a lute. (Robert Spencer has suggested the name is a combination Of Orpheus and Arion.4z) It was played almost exclusively in ...
Jeffery Kite-Powell, Stewart Carter, 2011
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Music from the Age of Shakespeare: A Cultural History
Rut where the lute neck bent, there was a smaller compartment which, when opened, contained a man- dora.24 Orpharion The orpharion, named for the mythological musician Orpheus, was "the wire-strung equivalent of the lute."2,i It could ...
Suzanne Lord, David Brinkman, 2003
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Performance Practice: A Dictionary-Guide for Musicians
The orpharion (pandore in French) was a later adaptation of the *bandora, an instrument that appeared in London in the 1560s and presumably earlier in France. Both the orpharion and the bandora were tuned and played like a lute, and a ...
Roland Jackson, 2005
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Psalms in the Early Modern World
Allison provides numerous choices for potential performers, stating that the works may “be sung and plaide upon the Lute, Orpharion, Cittem or Base Violl, severally or altogether, the singing part to be either Tenor or Treble to the Instrument, ...
Linda Phyllis Austern, Kari Boyd McBride, David L. Orvis, 2011
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A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music
Mentioned as an alternative to the lute on the title pages of several books of lute songs,the orpharion may,because of its tuning,be used to play any English lute music.In fact,in thirty-two household inventories made between 1565 and 1648 ...
Jeffery T. Kite-Powell, 2007
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Writing Robert Greene: Essays on England's First Notorious ...
Philautus" (9.18.91) (E. Allde)"Euphewes his censure to Philautus (6.2.30) " Perymides the black smith" (2.2.2)/ (E. Allde) "Pyremedes the blacke smithe" (6.2. 30) "Greens Orpharion" (2.9.2)/ (E.AIlde) "Greenes Orpharion" (6.2.02) No Entry No ...
Kirk Melnikoff, Edward Gieskes, 2008

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORPHARION»

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Noon to 8 p.m., ticket office to 7:15 p.m. 495-231-3660. www.mmoma.ru. Orpharion Ensemble performs Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart and others. «The Moscow Times, Mar 15»

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