an early instrument of the guitar family, having an oval body and wire strings
Origin of gitternMiddle English giterne from Old French guiterne, altered from Old Spanish guitarra: see guitar
A guitar of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Origin of gitternMiddle English giterne from Old French guiterne from Latin cithara ; see cithara .
(third-person singular simple present gitterns, present participle gitterning, simple past and past participle gitterned)
- To play on the gittern.