Definition of gittern in English:
A lute-like medieval stringed instrument, forerunner of the guitar.
- A gittern, most musicologists have come to agree, was the earliest form of what we know today as a guitar.
- There is definite documentary evidence that both the citole and the gittern were normally strung in gut.
- For additional information about gitterns, visit the Gittern section of the Early String Instruments page.
Words that rhyme with gitterncittern
Definition of gittern in:
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