zither

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noun zith·er \ˈzi-thər, -thər\

Definition of zither

  1. :  a stringed instrument having usually 30 to 40 strings over a shallow horizontal soundboard and played with pick and fingers

zitherist

play play \ˈzi-thə-rist, -thə-\ noun

Illustration of zither

Origin and Etymology of zither

German, from Old High German zitara, cithara, from Latin cithara cithara — more at cither


First Known Use: 1850


ZITHER Defined for English Language Learners

zither

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noun zith·er \ˈzi-thər, -thər\

Definition of zither for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument that has strings stretched across a shallow wooden box and that is played with your fingers or a pick


ZITHER Defined for Kids

zither

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noun zith·er \ˈzi-thər, -thər\

Definition of zither for Students

  1. :  a musical instrument with usually 30 to 40 strings that are plucked with the fingers or with a pick



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