1. cittern

noun. a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings.


  • cithern
  • gittern
  • guitar
  • cither

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Sentences with cittern

1. Adjective
The "cittern" resembled a lute, but the back was flat.

2. Noun, singular or mass
This instrument was extremely popular in America during the 1700's, and Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson both owned more than one cittern.