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cith·a·ra(sĭth′ər-ə, kĭth′-) also kith·a·ra (kĭth′-)
An ancient instrument resembling the lyre.
[Latin, from Greek kitharā.]
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(Instruments) a stringed musical instrument of ancient Greece and elsewhere, similar to the lyre and played with a plectrum
[C18: from Greek kithara]
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kith•a•ra(ˈkɪθ ər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a lyrelike musical instrument of ancient Greece having a wooden soundbox.
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