from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cittern.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of cittern.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a musical instrument resembling a harp with strings stretch over a flat sounding box; the zither. It is played with a plectrum and with fingers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cithern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers
- n. a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
French cithare, kitaire, from Latin cithara, cithara; see cithara.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cithara < Ancient Greek κιθάρα. (Wiktionary)