An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding-board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [Not to be confounded with the old lute-shaped cittern, or cithern.]
a musical stringed instrument with strings stretch over a flat sounding box; it is laid flat and played with a plectrum and with fingers
an instrument in which the strings run parallel to the resonator, which extends the entire length of the strings
a small, stringed, musical
a stringed instrument consisting of a single string or several
a stringed instrument in which each string sounds one note only, and differences in pitch generally are accomplished by differences in string length
The zither is a musical string instrument, mainly used in folk music, most commonly in German-speaking Alpine Europe. Like many other stringed instruments, acoustic and electric forms exist; in the acoustic version, the strings are stretched across the length of the soundbox, and neither version has a neck.