What is another word for zither?

Pronunciation: [zˈɪðə] (IPA)

A zither is a musical instrument that is typically played by plucking its strings, which are stretched across a flat soundboard. There are many synonyms for the word "zither" that are used in different regions of the world. For example, in German-speaking countries, the instrument is called a "volkszither" or "bauernzither." In Greece, it is known as a "santouri," while in Iran it is called a "santur." In China, the instrument is referred to as a "guzheng," and in India it is known as a "sitar." Other similar instruments include the dulcimer, harp, and lyre. Regardless of its name or origin, the zither is a unique and captivating instrument that has been enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike for centuries.

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What are the hypernyms for Zither?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Zither

Through both openings light streamed in like taut threads of Yasmini's golden hair-strings of a golden zither, on which his own heart's promptings played a tune.
"King--of the Khyber Rifles"
Talbot Mundy
"It's a little old," was her comment, "but I like these zither effects.
"The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life"
Charles Klein
Dion had just been stopped by the zither-player to ask for confirmation of the tidings that the united forces of Antony and Cleopatra had gained a great victory on sea and land.
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers

Related words: zither music, zither instrument, zither song, zither guitar, zither lute

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