What is another word for Cithara?

Pronunciation: [sɪθˈɑːɹə] (IPA)

Cithara is an ancient stringed instrument which dates back to the Greeks. It was played with a plectrum along with a singing voice simultaneously to create a musical experience. There are several other words for cithara which were used throughout history. These include lyre, kithara, lute, harp, and guitar. In ancient times, the word lyre was commonly used as a synonym for cithara, while kithara was used by poets and musicians. During the middle ages, lute was used as the term for this instrument, while in harp and guitar is commonly used in modern times. Regardless of its name, cithara has been an important instrument throughout history and continues to be played in various forms today.

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Usage examples for Cithara

About the twelfth hour she perceived, in the depths of the sycamore trees, a blind old man with one hand resting on the shoulder of a child who walked before him, while with the other he carried a kind of Cithara of black wood against his hip.
"Salammbo"
Gustave Flaubert
The moon rose; then the Cithara and the flute began to play together.
"Salammbo"
Gustave Flaubert
7 and 8. "Hactenus" and "A Thousand Lines," most whereof are in my "Cithara" and Miscellaneous Poems.
"My Life as an Author"
Martin Farquhar Tupper

Related words: cithara, plucked string instrument, ancient Greek musical instrument, ancient Egyptian musical instrument, musical instrument, musical instruments

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