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Friday word: Zither

Another z-word ;)
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zith·er noun \ˈzi-thər, -thər\

: a musical instrument that has strings stretched across a shallow wooden box and that is played with your fingers or a pick

: a stringed instrument having usually 30 to 40 strings over a shallow horizontal soundboard and played with pick and fingers

Etymology:

German, from Old High German zitara, cithara, from Latin cithara kithara, from Greek kithara

First Known Use: 1850

You can see one such highly decorated instrument over here
Tags: german, greek, latin, music, noun, wordsmith: med_cat, z
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