Definition of zither :
An instrument of music used in Austria and Germany. It has from thirty to forty wires strung across a shallow sounding- board, which lies horizontally on a table before the performer, who uses both hands in playing on it. [ Not to be confounded with the old lute- shaped cittern, or cithern.]
- The zither- player finished his hymn just as Dion approached the theatre, and the crowd began to disperse. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- The next morning the Fairest in the Land sent for the old woman and asked her, 'Who is it that lives with you, and plays the zither so well? - "The Grey Fairy Book", Andrew Lang.
- Bring quickly your zither, and play something for my amusement, and early to- morrow come to me. - "The Grey Fairy Book", Andrew Lang.