noun gui·tar \gə-ˈtär, gi-, especially Southern & Midland also ˈgi-ˌtär\

: a musical instrument that is held against the front of your body and that has usually six strings which are played with your fingers or with a pick

Full Definition of GUITAR

:  a flat-bodied stringed instrument with a long fretted neck and usually six strings played with a pick or with the fingers
gui·tar·ist \-ist\ noun

Illustration of GUITAR

Origin of GUITAR

French guitare, from Spanish guitarra, from Arabic qītār, from Greek kithara cithara
First Known Use: 1668

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue
GUITAR Defined for Kids


noun gui·tar \gə-ˈtär\

Definition of GUITAR for Kids

:  a musical instrument with six strings played by plucking or strumming
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