siter

noun si·ter \ ˈsē-ˌter \

Definition of siter

plural siters
: 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 LindsayJavanese Gamelan1992

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First Known Use of siter

1964


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