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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings;
[syn: cittern, cithern, cither, citole, gittern]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cithern \Cith"ern\, n. See Cittern. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cittern \Cit"tern\, n. [L.cithara, Gr. kiqa`ra. Cf. Cithara, Gittern.] (Mus.) An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and played with a quill or plectrum. [Written also cithern.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Not to be confounded with zither. [1913 Webster]




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