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  1. kithara.
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Related formscith·a·rist, noun
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Examples from the Web for cithara

Historical Examples

  • Hipparete blushed, and with a quick and nervous motion touched her cithara.


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  • He carried on his back in a box a string taken from the cithara of the Emperor.

  • Players on the cithara tune their instrument to these four, viz.

  • Baucis knows her duties; have I not taught Claudia to sing and play the cithara?

  • I had an aunt, she sang too to the cithara—yes she did, why not?

British Dictionary definitions for cithara



  1. a stringed musical instrument of ancient Greece and elsewhere, similar to the lyre and played with a plectrum
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Word Origin

C18: from Greek kithara
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