Meaning of zither

zith•er

Pronunciation: (zith'ur, zi'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a musical instrument, consisting of a flat sounding box with numerous strings stretched over it, that is placed on a horizontal surface and played with a plectrum and the fingertips.
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