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gui·tar

 (gĭ-tär′)
n.
A musical instrument having a flat-backed rounded body that narrows in the middle, a long fretted neck, and usually six strings, played by strumming or plucking.

[French guitare, from Spanish guitarra, from Greek kitharā, cithara.]

gui·tar′ist n.

guitar

(ɡɪˈtɑː)
n
(Instruments) music a plucked stringed instrument originating in Spain, usually having six strings, a flat sounding board with a circular sound hole in the centre, a flat back, and a fretted fingerboard. Range: more than three octaves upwards from E on the first leger line below the bass staff. See also electric guitar, bass guitar, Hawaiian guitar
[C17: from Spanish guitarra, from Arabic qītār, from Greek kithara cithara]
guiˈtarist n
guiˈtar-ˌlike adj

gui•tar

(gɪˈtɑr)

n.
a stringed musical instrument with a long fretted neck, a violinlike body, and typically six strings plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum.
[1615–25; < Sp guitarra < Arabic kītārah « Greek kithára kithara]
gui•tar′ist, n.
pron: See police.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six stringsguitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
acoustic guitar - sound is not amplified by electrical means
bass guitar - the guitar with six strings that has the lowest pitch
cithern, citole, cittern, gittern, cither - a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
electric guitar - a guitar whose sound is amplified by electrical means
fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
Hawaiian guitar, steel guitar - guitar whose steel strings are twanged while being pressed with a movable steel bar for a glissando effect
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
uke, ukulele - a small guitar having four strings
Translations
جيتارقيثار
kytara
guitar
gitaro
گیتار
kitara
gitara
gitár
gitar
gítar
ギター
기타
fides
gitaragitaristas
ģitāra
gitara
kitara
gitarr
กีตาร์
гітара
đàn ghi-tađàn guitarghi-talục huyền cầm

guitar

[gɪˈtɑːʳ] Nguitarra f; (= electric guitarist) → guitarra mf

guitar

[gɪˈtɑːr] nguitare f
I play the guitar → Je joue de la guitare.

guitar

nGitarre f

guitar

[gɪˈtɑːʳ] nchitarra

guitar

(giˈtaː) noun
a type of musical instrument with usually six strings.
guiˈtarist noun

guitar

جيتار kytara guitar Gitarre κιθάρα guitarra kitara guitare gitara chitarra ギター 기타 gitaar gitar gitara guitarra, violão гитара gitarr กีตาร์ gitar đàn guitar 吉他
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Anisya, go and see if the strings of my guitar are all right.
It was on one of these days, when my cottagers periodically rested from labour--the old man played on his guitar, and the children listened to him--that I observed the countenance of Felix was melancholy beyond expression; he sighed frequently, and once his father paused in his music, and I conjectured by his manner that he inquired the cause of his son's sorrow.
In his desire to take guitar lessons he applied to one of his young masters to teach him, but the young man, not having much faith in the ability of the slave to master the guitar at his age, sought to discourage him by telling him: "Uncle Jake, I will give you guitar lessons; but, Jake, I will have to charge you three dollars for the first lesson, two dollars for the second lesson, and one dollar for the third lesson.
THE Head Rifler of an insolvent bank, learning that it was about to be visited by the official Noser into Things, placed his own personal note for a large amount among its resources, and, gaily touching his guitar, awaited the inspection.
Under the stern awning bearded Jackson jingled an old guitar and sang, with an execrable accent, Spanish love-songs; while young Hollis and I, sprawling on the deck, had a game of chess by the light of a cargo lantern.
Presently, close by, the notes of a guitar came like little gold butterflies out of the twilight, and then a woman's voice rose like a silver bird on the air.
And by the by, it used to be uncommonly strange to me to consider, I remember, as I sat in Court too, how those dim old judges and doctors wouldn't have cared for Dora, if they had known her; how they wouldn't have gone out of their senses with rapture, if marriage with Dora had been proposed to them; how Dora might have sung, and played upon that glorified guitar, until she led me to the verge of madness, yet not have tempted one of those slow-goers an inch out of his road!
He came in gorgeous array, with plumed cap, red cloak, chestnut lovelocks, a guitar, and the boots, of course.
And to add to these swaggering ways he was a trifle of a musician, and played the guitar with such a flourish that some said he made it speak; nor did his accomplishments end here, for he was something of a poet too, and on every trifle that happened in the town he made a ballad a league long.
A young lady, in the act of tormenting a guitar strung about her neck by a couple of yards of blue ribbon, is not half so engaging.
The host, dismounting, sped The parting guest whose boat rocked under him, And when the circling stirrup-cup went round, No light guitar, no lute, was heard again; But on the heart aglow with wine there fell Beneath the cold bright moon the cold adieu Of fading friends -- when suddenly beyond The cradled waters stole the lullaby Of some faint lute; then host forgot to go, Guest lingered on: all, wondering at the spell, Besought the dim enchantress to reveal Her presence; but the music died and gave No answer, dying.
As soon as he approached the Lei, and was aware of the surf-waves, his attendant was seized with an inexpressible Anxiety and he begged permission to land; but the Knight swept the strings of his Guitar and sang: