kithara

[ kith-er-uh ]
/ ˈkɪθ ər ə /
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noun

a musical instrument of ancient Greece consisting of an elaborate wooden soundbox having two arms connected by a yoke to which the upper ends of the strings are attached.

Nearby words

  1. kitembilla,
  2. kitenge,
  3. kitesurfing,
  4. kith,
  5. kith and kin,
  6. kithe,
  7. kitikmeot,
  8. kitimat,
  9. kiting,
  10. kitling

Also cithara.

Origin of kithara

1350–1400; Middle English < Greek kithára lyre; cf. guitar, zither

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Examples from the Web for kithara

  • The most probable is the latest by Petersen, which represents him as playing the kithara.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber


British Dictionary definitions for kithara

kithara

/ (ˈkɪθərə) /

noun

a variant of cithara
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