Cithern
Cithern Cith"ern, n. See {Cittern}. [1913 Webster]

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  • cithern — [sith′ərn] n. CITTERN * * * cith·ern (sĭthʹərn, sĭthʹ ) n. Variant of cittern. * * * …   Universalium

  • cithern — [sith′ərn] n. CITTERN …   English World dictionary

  • cithern — Cittern Cit tern, n. [L.cithara, Gr. kiqa ra. Cf. {Cithara}, {Gittern}.] (Mus.) An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and played with a quill or plectrum. [Written also {cithern}.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Not to be confounded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cithern — noun see cittern …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cithern — n. old musical instrument with strings stretch over a flat sounding box (also cither) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cithern — cith·ern …   English syllables

  • cithern — noun a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear shaped soundbox and wire strings • Syn: ↑cittern, ↑cither, ↑citole, ↑gittern • Hypernyms: ↑guitar …   Useful english dictionary

  • zith|ern — «ZIHTH uhrn», noun. 1. = zither. (Cf. ↑zither) 2. = cithern. (Cf. ↑cithern) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cittern — Cit tern, n. [L.cithara, Gr. kiqa ra. Cf. {Cithara}, {Gittern}.] (Mus.) An instrument shaped like a lute, but strung with wire and played with a quill or plectrum. [Written also {cithern}.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Not to be confounded with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zither — ith er, n. [G. zither. See {Cittern}.] (Mus.) An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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