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guitar

noun [C] uk   /ɡɪˈtɑːr/  us   /-ˈtɑːr/
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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in Arabic جيتار…
in Korean 기타…
in Malaysian gitar…
in French guitare…
in Turkish gitar…
in Italian chitarra…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吉他,六弦琴…
in Russian гитара…
in Polish gitara…
in Vietnamese đàn ghi ta…
in Spanish guitarra…
in Portuguese guitarra, violão…
in Thai กีตาร์ เครื่องเล่นดนตรีประเภทดีด…
in German die Gitarre…
in Catalan guitarra…
in Japanese ギター…
in Indonesian gitar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吉他,六弦琴…
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