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gittern

[ git-ern ]

noun



gittern

/ ˈɡɪtɜːn /

noun

  1. music an obsolete medieval stringed instrument resembling the guitar Compare cittern


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gittern1

C14: from Old French guiterne, ultimately from Old Spanish guitarra guitar ; see cittern
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Example Sentences

In his hands was a gittern which had been hanging on the wall above him, and he played upon it, softly, a sweet and plaintive air.

He hung the gittern upon its peg, then went across to the Admiral and put both hands upon his shoulders.

A viol overhead took up the time, the gittern struck a few sharp notes.

And as for my gittern being tuneless, I've heard you tell a different tale, pretty Mistress Marguerite.

Ferne, with a slight laugh, stooped to pick up the fallen gittern.

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