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zither

zith·er (zith·ern)

zither (zithern)

pronunciation:
zI thr [or] zI thrn [or] zI thr [or] zI thrn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a musical instrument that consists of a flat soundbox across which usu. thirty or forty strings are stretched, played by plucking the strings with the fingertips or a plectrum.
derivation: zitherist (n.)
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