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



BrE BrE//ɡɪˈtɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɪˈtɑːr//
Musical instruments
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a musical instrument that usually has six strings, that you play with your fingers or with a plectrum an acoustic/an electric/a classical, etc. guitar a guitar player Do you play the guitar? She plays guitar in a band. As he sang, he strummed his guitar. He gently plucked his guitar. He would stand in front of the mirror, playing air guitar to Van Halen songs. see also air guitar, bass1 See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Spanish guitarra (partly via French), from Greek kithara, denoting an instrument similar to the lyre.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: guitar