cith·​er ˈsi-t͟hər How to pronounce cither (audio)

Word History


French cithare, from Latin cithara kithara, from Greek kithara

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cither was in 1596

Dictionary Entries Near cither

Cite this Entry

“Cither.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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