Origin of citole
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin cit(hara) kithara + Middle French -ole diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for citole
Glad I am to see that you have your citole slung to your back.Sir Nigel
Arthur Conan Doyle
Mr Galpin places the citole in the same class as the gittern.Springtime and Other Essays
An instrument similar to the dulcimer was the citole, the chief difference being that the strings were plucked with the fingers.
Add the principle of stopping the strings with the fingers of the left hand, and the citole becomes the zither.
She had a citole in her hand, which is an instrument for playing music on; and over her head doves were flying.Chaucer for Children
Mrs. H. R. Haweis
- a rare word for cittern
C14: from Old French, probably from Latin cithara cither
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