What does Guitar mean?

Definitions for Guitar
gɪˈtɑrGui·tar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guitarnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. guitarnoun

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

  2. guitarverb

    To play the guitar.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Guitarnoun

    A stringed instrument of musick.

    Etymology: ghitara, Italian; guiterre, French.

    Sallads and eggs, and lighter fare,
    Tune the Italian spark’s guitar. Matthew Prior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guitarnoun

    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

  2. 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  

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

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

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  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. 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.

  2. Don Felder:

    Tom Petty was one of my guitar students; I knew Duane, and Stephen and I had a band. When he left, Bernie Leadon moved to Gainesville. His father was a nuclear physicist who was sent to the University of Florida to start their nuclear research facility, so he and I became friends.

  3. Darren Julien:

    It's a guitar that he played in 1963 at various performances throughout the UK, (He) also played it at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, which is really one of their historic performances.

  4. Jackson Browne:

    I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.

  5. Russell Henley:

    I feel like when I'm playing guitar and I'm having to think about the chords or if I'm attempting to sing, by myself of course, I think it puts my brain in a place where I can't think about anything else, it kind of puts you in that zone where I have to turn the brain off for a little bit, so I hope it helps.

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