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- n. A zither
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cithern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a musical stringed instrument with strings stretched over a flat sounding board; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers
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Her black hair was in two long braids, and she was carrying a small musical instrument that Philip said was a zithern.
There was a zithern accompaniment by the girl in orange, but it was soft and unobtrusive, that the lines themselves might not be obscured.
Blaney read some of his poems, to a zithern accompaniment, but they weren't very impressive, and not nearly so poetic as the lines he had written for her.
"Go, then," I said, in my sternest accents, -- "go fetch a zithern, or a banjo, or a kit, or a hurdy-gurdy, or a fiddle."
But she does not call herself Signora Ballatino, and she does not play upon the zithern.
He again repeated that she was the world-renowned performer on the zithern; and, undeterred by the audible remark of a lady in the pit to the effect that she'd "never 'eard on' er," added:
"_Hon_ the zither," retorted the chairman, waxing mildly indignant; he meant zithern, but he called it a zither.
There were three sorts of stringed instruments, the lyre, the cithara (or zithern), and the harp.
She sat there with the zithern, letting her fingers glide gently over the strings.
I am having a statue erected to Mesomedes, the great zithern-player -- you perhaps know his songs.