Definition of cittern in English:
A stringed instrument similar to a lute, with a flattened back and wire strings, used in 16th- and 17th-century Europe.
- Viols, rebecs, citterns, lutes, and wooden flutes help.
- One of the commonest consorts in the Elizabethan period was the combination of treble viol or violin, flute or recorder, bass viol, lute, cittern, and bandora, for which Morley wrote his Consort Lessons in 1599.
- The only plan we had was to base the album more around the tinkles - the wee guitars, cittern, banjo and mandolin - instead of having lots of flutes and fiddles playing tune bits in the middle of songs.
Words that rhyme with citterngittern
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