[ UK /sˈɪtən/ ]
  1. a 16th century musical instrument resembling a guitar with a pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings
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  • 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.
  • At Gubbio, the cittern is depicted alongside the architect's set square/level, the hourglass, and divider, and directly beneath the term ingenioq, implying that one's natural talent (s) should be guided by discipline and right pleasure. back Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro
  • Urania is represented by the armillary sphere, Euterpe by flutes, Thalia by the rebec, Melpomene by the hunting horn, Terpsichore by the cittern, Erato by the jingle ring, and Polyhymnia by the organ. Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro
  • He also gave to "James Sands, my apprentice, the some of forty shillings and a citterne, a bandore, and a lute, to be paid and delivered unto him at the expiration of his terme of yeres in his indentur of apprenticehood. A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character
  • Associated with Venus as well as Terpsichore, the cittern was strung with metal wire to ensure reliable tuning for impromptu use. 247 With their wood paneling, one can imagine that the studioli offer resonant settings for listening to music, which should be counted among the duke's activities in the Urbino studiolo. Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro
  • Some of the tunes are lute duets and trios, but most of the music is for a mixed consorta collection of lutes, viols, recorders, and flutes, and wire-strung citterns and bandoras.
  • 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.
  • Viols, rebecs, citterns, lutes, and wooden flutes help.
  • An early music specialist came to my college and we formed a "broken consort" of unlike instruments (lute, bandora, cittern, viola da gamba, and flute,) to rehearse and perform a concert of Elizabethan music. Shrimplate
  • The Cittern, a Renaissance instrument that may be a descendent of the citole, is equipped with metal strings.
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