noun Etymology: French cithare, from Latin cithara kithara, from Greek kithara Date: 1606 cittern

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  • cither — 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. Syn: zither, zithern. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cither — Cither, 1) (Mus.), so v. w. Zither; 2) Schatzkammer in einer Kirche …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cither — Cither, s. Zither …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cither — Cither, S. Zither …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • cither — [sith′ər] n. 〚Fr cithare /span> CITHARA〛 CITTERN * * * cith·er (sĭthʹər, sĭthʹ ) n. A cittern.   [French cithare, kitaire, from Latin cithara …   Universalium

  • cither — [sith′ər] n. [Fr cithare < CITHARA] CITTERN …   English World dictionary

  • cither — Cister нем. [ци/стэр] cistre фр. [систр] cither англ. [си/тэ] систр, ср. век. струнный щипковый инструм …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • cither — cith·er || sɪθə n. old musical instrument with strings stretch over a flat sounding box (related to the guitar), also cithern …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cither — cith·er …   English syllables

  • cither — /ˈsɪθə/ (say sithuh) noun → zither. Also, cithern /ˈsɪθən/ (say sithuhn). {Latin cithara kithara} …   Australian English dictionary

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