Definitions for guitargɪˈtɑr
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a stringed musical instrument with a long fretted neck, a violinlike body, and typically six strings plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum.
Category: Music and Dance
* Pron: See police.
Origin of guitar:
1615–25; < Sp guitarra < Ar kītārah蠐 Gk kithárakithara
a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a musical instrument with strings that is held sideways and plucked
an electric guitar; He plays the guitar.
A stringed musical instrument, usually with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).
To play the guitar.
Origin: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.
a stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers
The guitar is a string instrument of the chordophone family constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, vihuela, four-course renaissance guitar and five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument. There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar, the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar. The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the vibration of the strings, which is amplified by the body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber. The classical guitar is often played as a solo instrument using a comprehensive fingerpicking technique. Electric guitars, introduced in the 1930s, use an amplifier that can electronically manipulate and shape the tone. Early amplified guitars employed a hollow body, but a solid body was eventually found more suitable, as it was less prone to feedback. Electric guitars have had a continuing profound influence on popular culture. Guitars are recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, jota, mariachi, metal, punk, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop.
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Translations for guitar
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of musical instrument with usually six strings.
- guitarraPortuguese (BR)
- die GitarreGerman
- गिटार, एक वाद्य यंत्रHindi
- ګيتار ( دموسيقى يوه الهPashto
- กีตาร์ เครื่องเล่นดนตรีประเภทดีดThai
- 吉他Chinese (Trad.)
- چھتارا، گٹارUrdu
- đàn ghi taVietnamese
- 吉他Chinese (Simp.)
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