[syn: cittern, cithern, cither, citole, gittern]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
cither \cither\ n.
a musical instrument resembling a harp with strings stretch
over a flat sounding box; the zither. It is played with a
plectrum and with fingers.
Syn: zither, zithern.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a
flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a
plectrum and with fingers [syn: zither, cither,
2: a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a
pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings [syn: cittern,
cithern, cither, citole, gittern]