HyperDic: cither

English > 2 senses of the word cither:
NOUNartifactcither, zither, zitherna musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board
artifactcither, cittern, cithern, citole, gitterna 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
English > cither: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers.
Synonymszither, zithern
NarrowerdulcimerA trapezoidal zither whose metal strings are struck with light hammers
Broaderstringed instrumentA musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
Spanishcitara, cítara
Catalancítara
English > cither: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings.
Synonymscittern, cithern, citole, gittern
BroaderguitarA stringed instrument usually having six strings
Spanishcítara, citole
Catalancítara, cítola

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