Origin of guitar
Examples from the Web for guitar
He played it through once, singing the lyrics softly to his own guitar accompaniment.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The guitar is tuned to E, and an Eminor chord on a guitar just rings and rings forever.
This performance of Bob Dylan's 1971 blues tune features Clapton on guitar.
Sid Vicious is stomping all over Steve Jones, about to smash in his guitar (again).
He captures Ramone and his second wife, Barbara, together in the studio in one photo, him on bass, her on guitar.
Guitar must be in Mexico by this time, but there will be no fighting there.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Ortiz performed charmingly on the guitar, and gave lessons in dancing.The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)|Bernal Diaz del Castillo
The guitar was the music, with the usual accompaniments of singing, and snapping the fingers during the dance.A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres|George Thomas Love
His furniture consisted of a bed, a table, some flowers, and a guitar.The Days of Chivalry|Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine
He came to the party the other evening, and brought his guitar.The Complete Works of Artemus Ward|Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
British Dictionary definitions for guitar
Word Origin for guitar
Word Origin and History for guitar
1620s, ultimately from Greek kithara "cithara," a stringed musical instrument related to the lyre, perhaps from Persian sihtar (see sitar); the name reached English several times, including early 14c. giterne, in reference to various stringed, guitar-like instruments; the modern word is directly from Spanish guittara, from Arabic qitar, from the Greek.
Culture definitions for guitar
A stringed musical instrument (see strings) usually played by strumming or plucking. Guitars are widely used in folk music and, often amplified electronically, in country and western music and rock 'n' roll.