Definition of siter
: a small, oblong Indonesian zither with 11 to 13 double string courses on one side of the sound box and often a second set of strings in a different tuning on the other and is plucked with the thumbnails typically in a gamelan ensemble The siter is a smaller version of the celempung with fewer strings, and an octave higher in pitch. — Jennifer Lindsay, Javanese Gamelan, 1992
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