Noun(1) a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
(1) But as soon as the six musicians began to play, pure beauty arose from the wondrously cacophonic and exotic noises of lute strumming, recorder tuning, cittern plucking, and crumhorn adjusting.(2) The sitter was a musical lady who sang and played the cittern , which she holds, and the viola da gamba, the instrument hanging in the background.(3) One of the commonest consorts in the Elizabethan period was the combination of treble viol or violin, flute or recorder, bass viol, lute, cittern , and bandora, for which Morley wrote his Consort Lessons in 1599.(4) The only plan we had was to base the album more around the tinkles - the wee guitars, cittern , banjo and mandolin - instead of having lots of flutes and fiddles playing tune bits in the middle of songs.(5) Viols, rebecs, citterns , lutes, and wooden flutes help.
2. citole ::
3. cither ::
4. gittern ::
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