zither

noun zith·er \ ˈzi-t͟hər , -thər \

Definition of zither

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

zitherist

play \ˈzi-t͟hə-rist, -thə-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of zither

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


ZITHER Defined for English Language Learners

zither

noun

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

noun zith·er \ ˈzi-t͟hər , -thər \

Definition of zither for Students

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


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