si·​ter | \ ˈsē-ˌter How to pronounce siter (audio) \
plural siters

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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First Known Use of siter

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Siter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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