AskDefine | Define guitar

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary



From guitarra, from . Compare cither.


  • (UK) /ɡɪˈtɑː/
  • (US) /ɡɪ.ˈtɑɹ/ (GenAm), /ˈɡɪ.tɑɹ/ (South)
  • Hyphenation: gui•tar


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



Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Dobro guitar, F-hole guitar, Spanish guitar, archlute, balalaika, banjo, banjo-uke, banjo-ukulele, banjo-zither, banjorine, banjuke, bass guitar, centerhole guitar, concert guitar, electric guitar, lute, mando-bass, mando-cello, mandola, mandolin, mandolute, mandore, oud, pandora, pandura, samisen, sitar, steel guitar, tamboura, theorbo, troubadour fiddle, uke, ukulele
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