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gittern (plural gitterns)
- (music) A small, quill-plucked, gut-strung musical instrument, most commonly with three to four strings in doubles courses; it is a flat-backed predecessor of the guitar, and it originated around the 13th century, coming to Europe via Moorish Spain.
- To play on the gittern.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)