from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A musical instrument having a flat-backed rounded body that narrows in the middle, a long fretted neck, and usually six strings, played by strumming or plucking.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stringed musical instrument, usually with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).
- v. To play the guitar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical instrument of the lute class, having usually six strings (three of catgut and three of silk wound with fine silver wire), stretched over a violin-shaped body, and a long neck and finger-board combined.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
French guitare, from Spanish guitarra, from Greek kitharā, cithara.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish guitarra, from Arabic قيثارة (qīθāra), from Latin cithara, from Ancient Greek κιθάρα. Compare cither. (Wiktionary)