Definition of zither noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

zither

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈzɪðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzɪðər//
 
Musical instruments
 
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a musical instrument with a lot of metal strings stretched over a flat wooden box, that you play with your fingers or a plectrum See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from German, from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara, denoting a kind of harp.
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