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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Cittern  \Cit"tern\,  n.  [L.  cithara,  Gr  ?.  Cf  {Cithara}, 
  {Gittern}.]  (Mus.) 
  An  instrument  shaped  like  a  lute,  but  strung  with  wire  and 
  played  with  a  quill  or  plectrum.  [Written  also  {cithern}.] 
  Note:  Not  to  be  confounded  with  zither.