[ sit-ohl, si-tohl ]
/ ˈsɪt oʊl, sɪˈtoʊl /



Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of citole

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin cit(hara) kithara + Middle French -ole diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for citole

/ (ˈsɪtəʊl, sɪˈtəʊl) /


a rare word for cittern

Word Origin for citole

C14: from Old French, probably from Latin cithara cither
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