guitar

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

Definition of guitar

  1. :  a flat-bodied stringed instrument with a long fretted neck and usually six strings played with a pick or with the fingers

guitarist

play \gə-ˈtär-ist, gi-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of guitar

French guitare, from Spanish guitarra, from Arabic qītār, from Greek kithara cithara



GUITAR Defined for English Language Learners

guitar

play
noun

Definition of guitar for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GUITAR Defined for Kids

guitar

play
noun gui·tar \gə-ˈtär\

Definition of guitar for Students

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



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