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.
More 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.
early 17th century: from Spanish guitarra (partly via French), from Greek kithara, denoting an instrument similar to the lyre.
Definition of guitar in:
- The US English dictionary