Definition of Citole

1. Noun. A 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings.

Exact synonyms: Cither, Cithern, Cittern, Gittern
Generic synonyms: Guitar



Definition of Citole

1. n. A musical instrument; a kind of dulcimer.

Definition of Citole

1. Noun. An archaic musical instrument whose exact form is uncertain, generally shown with four strings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Citole

1. citola [n -S] - See also: citola

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Literary usage of Citole

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1. The squyr of lowe degre: a Middle English metrical romance by William Edward Mead (1904)
"The old citole . . . seems only to have differed from the sawtry in that its ... Grove, Dictionary of Music, sv, citole. Both citations are from the NED ..."

2. Munimenta Gildhallæ Londoniensis: Liber albus, Liber custumarum, et Liber Horn by Henry Thomas Riley, John Carpenter, London Guildhall, Great Britain Public Record Office, British Library (1860)
"1043; and Chaucer, in the Knight's Talc, represents Venus as having a ' citole ' in her right hand. Mr. Chappell has named this instrument in his Popular ..."

3. A Complete Dictionary of Music: To which is Prefixed a Familiar Introduction ...by Thomas Busby by Thomas Busby (1811)
"The word citole is derived from cis- iella, a little chest; and was the name formerly given to an instrument of the most simple construction, being little ..."

4. Music and Morals by Hugh Reginald Haweis (1900)
"The Middle Ages then had harps of all kinds, and out of the harp grew the psaltery, the dulcimer, and citole. The Psaltery was a box with metal strings ..."

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