Origin of guitarFrench guitare from Old Spanish guitarra from Arabic q?t?r from Classical Greek kithara, lyre, lute
a musical instrument related to the lute but having a flat back and usually six strings that are plucked or strummed with the fingers or a plectrum
A musical instrument having a flat-backed rounded body that narrows in the middle, a long fretted neck, and usually six strings, played by strumming or plucking.
Origin of guitarFrench guitare from Spanish guitarra from Greek kitharā cithara
top: electric guitar
bottom: acoustic guitar
(third-person singular simple present guitars, present participle guitaring, simple past and past participle guitared)
- (rare) To play the guitar.
- "I doubt he can play a guitar," he said between sips.
- She rose, put down the guitar, and went to the drawing room.
- And I wouldn't be sitting here in this elegant room, listening to classical guitar music and sipping manhattans with the light of my life, Dean thought.
- Without looking at anyone, "Uncle" blew the dust off it and, tapping the case with his bony fingers, tuned the guitar and settled himself in his armchair.
- The Greek word is also used for a date-palm, a musical instrument like a guitar, and the colour purple-red or crimson.