[ kith-er-uh ]
/ ˈkɪθ ər ə /


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.
Also cithara.

Origin of kithara

1350–1400; Middle English < Greek kithára lyre; cf. guitar, zither Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

/ (ˈkɪθərə) /


a variant of cithara
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