zithern

Definitions of zithern
  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: cither, zither
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    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
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