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Definition of "zither" []

  • A musical instrument composed of a flat sound box with about 30 to 40 strings stretched over it and played horizontally with the fingertips, a plectrum, or a bow, or set into vibration by the wind, as in the Aeolian harp. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zither" in a sentence
  • "And one guy on a zither was a lot cheaper than hiring an orchestra."
  • "Yes, indeed, the zither is a pearl, only it does not come from the depths of the sea."
  • "The soundtrack recalls the zither music that ratchets up the tension in"