Recent Examples of zither from the Web
LARAAJI’S SLEEP CONCERT Laraaji favors soothing, tinkly sounds — zithers, thumb piano, little bells — and melodies hinting at ancient folk tunes, all growing more consonant with loops and echoes.
On Dec. 8, the band and its symphonic friends recorded this third version, which also boasted a raucous timpani part, played by Mr. McCartney, and an Indian zither, played by George Harrison.
QIN (n): A Chinese zither, with strings stretched across a flat box.
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ZITHER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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