Definitions for Guitar
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a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
A stringed musical instrument, usually with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).
To play the guitar.
Etymology: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A stringed instrument of musick.
Etymology: ghitara, Italian; guiterre, French.
Sallads and eggs, and lighter fare,
Tune the Italian spark’s guitar. Matthew Prior.
Guitar is the first single from Princes 2007 album Planet Earth. This song was number 39 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. The digital single was released in MP3 format through a partnership with Verizon Wireless, and O2. The music video for the song, featuring his current dancers "The Twinz" premiered on the Verizon website. It was Directed by Milos Twilight, and produced by Prince and Milos Twilight , through Umania Digital Studios and Twilight Films. The song was released to radio stations on June 11, while the CD single format was released worldwide on July 9. Although not as successful on the charts as many of his other songs, "Guitar" entered the Top 40 of the singles charts in four countries: Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan, where it peaked at number 10 on the singles chart.
A guitar is a stringed musical instrument, typically with a hollow wooden body, fretted neck, and six strings, which are plucked or strummed to produce sound. Variations of the guitar include electric, acoustic, classical, bass, and others. It originated in Spain in the 15th century, and is widely used in various forms of music such as folk, country, blues, pop, rock, and jazz. It's played either by using fingers or a guitar pick. The sound is amplified by the resonance of the guitar body in acoustical guitars while electric guitars use electronic amplification.
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.]
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
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.]
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
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Guitar is ranked #65593 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Guitar surname appeared 302 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Guitar.
94% or 284 total occurrences were White.
5.3% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Guitar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3525
Rank popularity for the word 'Guitar' in Nouns Frequency: #1267
The numerical value of Guitar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Guitar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
They said, You have a blue guitar, you do not play things as they are. The man replied, Things as they are changed upon a blue guitar.
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.
And that was my ability to play the guitar. Arthur and his program changed my outlook on what is possible. music has no stigma.
Being in a band with three guitar players, one thing you need to do is learn to make each guitar voice sound separate and identifiable.
There was no bigger album of 2014 -- in terms of surprise, generosity and controversy, bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. put their lives on the line: giving away 11 songs of guitar rapture and frank, emotional tales of how they became a band out of the rough streets and spiritual ferment of Seventies Dublin.
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Translations for Guitar
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- جيتار, قيثارةArabic
- guitarraCatalan, Valencian
- guitarra, jaranaSpanish
- gitaHaitian Creole
- fides, citharaLatin
- gitaarLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- daaltązhgo bee ndajinéhígíí, agaanstsiinNavajo, Navaho
- guitarra, violãoPortuguese
- chitară, ghitarăRomanian
- gitara, гитараSerbo-Croatian
- lục huyền cầm, ghi-ta, 六絃琴, đàn ghi-taVietnamese
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