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).

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

  2. guitarverb

    To play the guitar.

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

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

    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. Dick Dale:

    What I was trying to do was actually capture the sound of being out in the ocean, when I'd be out there surfing, I could feel this thunderous sound. It was just like the screaming, the roar of the tiger. When I started banging on my guitar, I was trying to emulate that same sound - that fat, thick sound.

  2. Blake Shelton:

    At first it was like, Oh cool, you get to be super selfish. Play that guitar more, but now, Im like, I kind of prefer it when theyre around, actually.

  3. Brett Morgen:

    These are all just Kurt by himself with the guitar, these aren't multi-track, finished songs or work-ups, but they're extraordinary, and I think they provide a tremendous insight into his (creative) process. I think they further our understanding of Kurt, both as a musician and as a man.

  4. Geoff Emerick:

    It's pretty true – the songs are being performed with ... with the things we would have overdubbed onto the records, we have got like double track vocals, we've got all sorts of guitar effects and so forth.

  5. Tom Doyle:

    The guitar was great for television, very very showy, and you could see Les' hands fly all over this neck because of the black background.

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