Meaning of “guitar” in the English Dictionary


"guitar" in English

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guitarnoun [ C ]

uk /ɡɪˈtɑːr/ us /ɡɪˈtɑːr/

A1 a musical instrument, usually made of wood, with six strings and a long neck, played with the fingers or a plectrum:

He sat on the grass, strumming his guitar.
an acoustic guitar
an electric guitar

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(Definition of “guitar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"guitar" in American English

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guitarnoun [ C/U ]

us /ɡɪˈtɑr/

a musical instrument with usually six strings and a flat back that is held on the knee or by a strap worn over the shoulder and played by moving the fingers or a small piece of plastic across the strings, or this instrument generally:

(Definition of “guitar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)