guitar definition

  • noun:
    • A musical tool having a flat-backed rounded human body that narrows in the centre, a long fretted neck, and in most cases six strings, played by strumming or plucking.
    • A stringed musical instrument, often with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, used the hands or a plectrum (electric guitar pick).
    • A stringed instrument of songs resembling the lute and/or violin, but bigger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon utilizing the fingers.
    • A musical instrument regarding the lute class, having frequently six strings (three of catgut and three of silk wound with fine silver wire), stretched over a violin-shaped human body, and an extended throat and finger-board combined.
    • a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
  • verb:
    • To play the guitar.

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