cither

Primary Meanings of cither

1.
n
a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers
2.
n
a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
Full Definitions of cither
1

n a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers

Synonyms:
zither, zithern
Types:
dulcimer
a trapezoidal zither whose metal strings are struck with light hammers
Type of:
stringed instrument
a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
2

n a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings

Synonyms:
cithern, citole, cittern, gittern
Type of:
guitar
a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

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