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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Zither  \Zith"er\,  n.  [G.  zither.  See  {Cittern}.]  (Mus.) 
  An  instrument  of  music  used  in  Austria  and  Germany.  It  has 
  from  thirty  to  forty  wires  strung  across  a  shallow 
  sounding-board,  which  lies  horizontally  on  a  table  before  the 
  performer,  who  uses  both  hands  in  playing  on  it 
 
  Note:  [Not  to  be  confounded  with  the  old  lute-shaped  cittern, 
  or  cithern.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  zither 
  n  :  a  musical  instrument  with  strings  stretch  over  a  flat 
  sounding  box;  played  with  a  plectrum  and  with  fingers 
  [syn:  {cither},  {zithern}] 




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