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.]

Shak.

⇒ Not to be confounded with zither.

 

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