Dictionary

zither

noun zith·er \ˈzi-thər, -thər\

: a musical instrument that has strings stretched across a shallow wooden box and that is played with your fingers or a pick

Full Definition of ZITHER

:  a stringed instrument having usually 30 to 40 strings over a shallow horizontal soundboard and played with pick and fingers
zith·er·ist \-thə-rist, -thə-\ noun
ADVERTISEMENT

Illustration of ZITHER

Origin of ZITHER

German, from Old High German zitara, cithara, from Latin cithara cithara — more at cither
First Known Use: 1850
ZITHERIST Defined for Kids

zither

noun zith·er \ˈzi-thər, -thər\

Definition of ZITHER for Kids

:  a musical instrument with usually 30 to 40 strings that are plucked with the fingers or with a pick

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: zitiPrevious Word in the Dictionary: zitAll Words Near: zither
July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears