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Definition and background:

A plucked stringed instrument with strings made of wire related to the bandora but of a smaller size and tuned like a lute. It enjoyed popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries.

For more information on the music term "Orpharion" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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