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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guitar(noun)

    a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

Wiktionary

  1. guitar(Noun)

    A stringed musical instrument, usually with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).

    Etymology: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.

  2. guitar(Verb)

    To play the guitar.

    Etymology: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guitar(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. guitare; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg.guitarra, It. chitarra; all fr. Gr. ; cf. L. cithara. Cf. Cittern, Gittern.]

Freebase

  1. Guitar

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guitar

    gi-tär′, n. a six-stringed musical instrument, somewhat like the lute, well adapted for accompanying the voice. [Fr. guitare—L. cithara—Gr. kithara, a lyre or lute. See Cithern.]

Editors Contribution

  1. guitar

    An instrument to create sound and play music.

    Guitars are created in many forms, shapes, sizes, styles and sounds.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 29, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GUITAR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3525

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GUITAR' in Nouns Frequency: #1267

How to pronounce GUITAR?

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How to say GUITAR in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GUITAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GUITAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of GUITAR in a Sentence

  1. Tom Doyle:

    This happens to be the first prototype of what we call the Black Beauty. It was sent to My God you in 1953, 1954, this is the beginning of the proper Les Paul guitar.

  2. Guy Clark:

    All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it.

  3. John Prine:

    Sometimes a steering wheel is better than a guitar

  4. Ed King:

    I am mainly known as the one who verbally counted off' Sweet Home Alabama,' then played the infamous Stratocaster riff as well as the solos in that tune, i am the luckiest guitar player that ever lived. Who could've guessed that song would pay the rent for over 30 years ?

  5. Ellen DeGeneres:

    Sound check was great. It went really well. I was really excited, during changeover and the ad break, the microphones fell onto the piano strings, which is what the guitar noise was – some people thought it was [ Justin ] Bieber rehearsing but it wasn't him. We’re on great terms, Ellen DeGeneres said. And it just kind of put the whole thing off, really. Ellen DeGeneres knew Ellen DeGeneres performance was not going well, Ellen DeGeneres said.

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