Definitions for: Zither


[n] a musical stringed instrument with strings stretch over a flat sounding box; played with a plectrum and with fingers



Webster (1913) Definition: Zith"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 hands in playing on it.

Note: [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern,
or cithern.]

Synonyms: cither, zithern

See Also: dulcimer, stringed instrument

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