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

 

cittern

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪtən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtərn//
 
Musical instruments
 
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an early type of musical instrument with strings, played like a guitar See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara, denoting a kind of harp.
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