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guitar

Syllabification: gui·tar
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈtär
 
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Definition of guitar in English:

noun

A stringed musical instrument with a fretted fingerboard, typically incurved sides, and six or twelve strings, played by plucking or strumming with the fingers or a plectrum. See also electric guitar.
Example sentences
  • Acoustic guitars are strummed hard and fast on some songs, and are played with melodic flair on others.
  • Maybe I too could be a rancher in Montana, plucking a guitar on my porch as the sun goes down.
  • The music is a sophisticated meshing of guitars, busily efficient rhythms and electronica.

Origin

early 17th century: from Spanish guitarra (partly via French), from Greek kithara, denoting an instrument similar to the lyre.

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