cittern

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noun cit·tern \ˈsi-tərn\

Definition of cittern

  1. :  a Renaissance stringed instrument like a guitar with a flat pear-shaped body

Variants of cittern

less commonly

cithern

play \ˈsi-thərn, -thərn\ or

cithren

play \ˈsi-thrən\

Origin and Etymology of cittern

blend of cither and gittern


First Known Use: 1566


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