zither

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A zither

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From German Zither, from Latin cithara, from Ancient Greek κιθάρα (kithára) (kithara, a kind of harp).

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zither (plural zithers)

  1. (music) A musical instrument consisting of a flat sounding box with numerous strings placed on a horizontal surface, played with a plectrum or fingertips.
  2. (music, translations) Related or similar instruments in other cultures, such as the Chinese guqin or Norwegian harpeleik.

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