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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

guitar

[gɪˈtɑːr] nguitare f
I play the guitar → Je joue de la guitare.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

guitar

nGitarre f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

guitar

[gɪˈtɑːʳ] nchitarra
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

guitar

(giˈtaː) noun
a type of musical instrument with usually six strings.
guiˈtarist noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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References in periodicals archive ?
My 6-string guitar was made in 1995 by the eminent luthier Robert Ruck for the legendary Manuel Barrueco, but I had always hoped that someday I would have one made for me - and the need for a seventh string provided the perfect opportunity.
This singer-songwriter has a voice like warm butterscotch, and coupled with her 6-string guitar, hers is an easy listen that will certainly tug at your heartstrings as well.