Definition of Zither

1. Noun. A musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers.

Exact synonyms: Cither, Zithern
Specialized synonyms: Dulcimer
Generic synonyms: Stringed Instrument



Definition of Zither

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

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

Definition of Zither

1. Noun. A musical instrument consisting of a flat sounding box with numerous strings, placed on a horizontal surface, and played with a plectrum and fingertips; similar to a dulcimer. In the Norwegian harpeleik and Swedish cittra versions, the instrument is considered a chorded zither and usually has 7 (Norwegian) to 9 (Swedish) chords, some with as many as 11 strings each, which are mostly strummed and damped as chords, although sometimes plucked. The Norwegian harpeleik and Swedish cittra are still in production by a German manufacturer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Zither

1. a stringed instrument [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Zither

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zither (current term)
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zithern
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zittern
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