Definitions of cither
  1. noun
    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
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    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. noun
    a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
    synonyms: cithern, citole, cittern, gittern
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    type of:
    a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
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