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A guitar of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
[Middle English giterne, from Old French guiterne, from Latin cithara; see cithara.]
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(Classical Music) music an obsolete medieval stringed instrument resembling the guitar. Compare cittern
[C14: from Old French guiterne, ultimately from Old Spanish guitarra guitar; see cittern]
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an old musical instrument related to the guitar, having a flat, pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings.
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|Noun||1.||gittern - a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings|
guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
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