Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Guitar

Gui-tar′

,
Noun.
[F.
guitare
; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg.
guitarra
, It.
chitarra
; all fr. Gr. [GREEK]; cf. L.
cithara
. Cf.
Cittern
,
Gittern
.]
A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, – played upon with the fingers.

Webster 1828 Edition


Guitar

GUIT`AR

,
Noun.
git`ar. [L. cithara.] A stringed instrument of music; in England and the United States,used chiefly by ladies, but in Spain and Italy, much used by men.

Definition 2021


guitar

guitar

English

An acoustic guitar

Alternative forms

Noun

guitar (plural guitars)

  1. (music) A stringed musical instrument, of European origin, usually with a fretted fingerboard and six strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).
  2. (music) Any type of musical instrument of the lute family, characterized by a flat back, along with a neck whose upper surface is in the same plane as the soundboard, with strings along the neck and parallel to the soundboard.

Synonyms

  • axe (slang)
  • gat (New Zealand slang)

Hypernyms

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Translations

References

Verb

guitar (third-person singular simple present guitars, present participle guitaring, simple past and past participle guitared)

  1. (rare) To play the guitar.

See also

  • Appendix:Glossary of chordophones

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡitar/, [ˈɡ̊itˢɑːˀ]

Noun

guitar c (singular definite guitaren, plural indefinite guitarer)

  1. guitar

Inflection