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noun. a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings.
Sentences with cittern
The cittern"" aria-label="Link to "cittern""> "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.