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1. gittern

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

Synonyms

  • cithern
  • cittern
  • guitar
  • cither

Etymology

  • guiterne (Latin)

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1. Noun, singular or mass
Similar in appearance to the lute, the gittern was another ancestor of the modern-day guitar.

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