Guitar
Guitar Gui*tar", n. [F. guitare; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg.guitarra, It. chitarra; all fr. Gr. ?; cf. L. cithara. Cf. {Cittern}, {Gittern}.] A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers. [1913 Webster]

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