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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gui*tar"
A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers.

Etymology: F. guitare; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg.guitarra, It. chitarra; all fr. Gr. �; cf. L. cithara. Cf. Cittern Gittern

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  1. A stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

From Spanish guitarra, from Arabic قِيثَارَة (qīṯāra), from Latin cithara, from Ancient Greek κιθάρα (kithára). Compare cither.

  1. (music) A stringed musical instrument, of European origin, usually with a fretted fingerboard and six strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).
  2. (music) Any type of musical instrument of the lute family, characterized by a flat back, along with a neck whose upper surface is in the same plane as the soundboard, with strings along the neck and parallel to the soundboard.

guitar was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Guitar

Guitar Gable is a swamp blues, louisiana blues, and swamp pop singing, guitarist, and songwriter. He plays Human voice and Guitar. Guitar was given the name Gabriel Perrodin on August 17th, 1937 in Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States. Guitar is also known as Perrodin and Gabriel (birth name).


Guitar Slim was a r&b, blues, electric blues, new orleans blues, rock, roll, and rhythm musician. He holds the title Guitar Slim – "The Things That I Used to Do". Guitar was given the name Eddie Jones on December 10th, 1926 in Greenwood, Mississippi, United States. He died on February 7th, 1959.


Guitar Shorty is a blues musician. He plays Guitar. He was most active from 1950 to present. Guitar was given the name David William Kearney on September 8th, 1934 in Houston. Guitar is also known as Kearney and David William.


Guitar Gabriel was a blues, piedmont blues, chicago blues, texas blues, and gospel music musician. He was most prominent from 1935 to 1996. Guitar was given the name Robert Lewis Jones on October 12th, 1925 in Decatur, Georgia, United States. He passed away on April 2nd, 1996.


Guitar Pete Franklin was a blues singing, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter. He plays Human voice, Guitar, and Piano. His career lasted from 1940 to 1975. Guitar was given the name Edward Lamonte Franklin on January 16th, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Guitar is also known as Franklin and Edward Lamonte (birth name). He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1975.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Guitar

Bonnie Guitar is a country music and pop music singer-songwriter, musician, businesswoman, and horse/cattle breeder. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most active from 1956 to 1956. Bonnie was given the name Bonnie Buckingham on March 25th, 1923. Bonnie is also known as Bonnie Guitar.


His military service ended in 1864.


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Popularity of Guitar as a last name

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Ethnicity Guitar U.S.
  White 94.04% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.30% 16.26%

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People with the last name Guitar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Guitar

  • How Popular is the name Guitar? As a last name Guitar was the 65,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Guitar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Guitar is Wednesday, February 5th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Guitar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Guitar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Guitar: Your name in reverse order is Ratiug. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atiugr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Guitar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 302 people with the last name Guitar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Guitar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Guitar as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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