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English definition of “zither”


noun [C]     /ˈzɪð.ər/ US  //
a musical instrument shaped like a flat box, which has many strings that you pull at with your fingers or with a small piece of plasticString instruments
(Definition of zither noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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