Autoharp(redirected from Chord zither)
au·to·harpor Au·to·harp (ô′tō-härp′)
A musical instrument resembling a zither equipped with a row of buttons, each of which damps all of the strings except those forming a desired chord.
[Originally a trademark.]
(Instruments) trademark a zither-like musical instrument used in country-and-western music, equipped with button-controlled dampers that can prevent selected strings from sounding, thus allowing chords to be played. It is plucked with the fingers or a plectrum
a zither having buttons that when depressed damp all strings except those to be sounded.
A small zither-like musical instrument popular in the early twentieth century.