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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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Married to another blues guitar standout, Nick Moss, Kate's sound is heavily influenced by Freddie King, and Magic Sam has shared stages with Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Shaw, and Lurrie Bell.
There are," he adds, "a lot of people who are credited these days as great Blues guitar players, but Kirk is the real deal: not just a name, but one of the few who still carries the torch of the late Blues greats, like Freddie King, BB King, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins.
The 26-year-old, Grammy-winning artist's sound leans toward pop-soul, with a smattering of various styles: 'Too Good at Goodbyes' is a midtempo anthem with a surging gospel choir; 'Palace' featured blues guitar playing; the dance bop 'Latch' was turned into a poignant piano ballad; the retro-inspired 'One Last Song,' on the other hand, is a breezy jaunt with jazz and doo-wop flourishes.
Being the greatest rock and blues guitar player in history has some benefits for Eric Clapton, pictured, who has amassed a PS175 million fortune after penning hits such as Layla and Tears in Heaven and releasing half a dozen successful LPs.
Mick, who will be playing Moore's music at the Stirling show with help from members of the original Gary Moore Band, is regarded by many as one of the leading exponents of blues guitar on the current scene, and a musical hero in his own right.
MATT ANDERSEN The Canadian singer/ songwriter brings his unique take on blues guitar to Edinburgh's Mash House.
For almost two hours, 66-yearold Trout played with the energy of a man half his age and gave a masterclass of Blues guitar built on almost half a century in the business.
Carter pairs the vocal with a blues guitar track and tries to sell it as a long-lost recording from the 1920s by Charlie Shaw, a name he made up.
The black country blues guitar goddess's fifth album is a roofraising triumph with songs that range from tight and tender (I Wish I Could Wish You Back), to lustily determined (Get You Back).
On June 23, Merrill Osmond is set to perform an 'evening of rock' at the club, while blues guitar legend Joe Bonamassa plays an exclusive invitation-only gig on June 27.
Take a listen to him at jackrosies.com Support on the gig is by Matt Wright, front man of five-piece dream-folk band King Compass along with Connor Foweraker, who is heavily influenced by blues guitar and the best of pop music.
We can lay in some blues guitar and it actually fits together.