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Origin: Fr guitare from Old Spanish guitarra from Arabic qītār from Glassical Greek kithara, lyre, lute
- guitarist noun
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Origin: French guitare, from Spanish guitarra, from Greek kitharā, cithara.
- gui·tarˈist noun
guitar - Cultural Definition
A stringed musical instrument (see strings) usually played by strumming or plucking. Guitars are widely used in folk music and, often amplified electronically, in country and western music and rock 'n' roll.