zither a European instrument, somewhat like a harp, but with the sound board under the strings. It's plucked like the autoharp, but includes a small fretted fingerboard for the melody, while the accompaniment is plucked on the main strings. Its claim to fame is being the lead instrument in the "Third Man Theme".
zorico see Cajun.
zydeco see Cajun.
Zimmerman, Bob see Dylan, Bob.
Zimmermann, Charles inventor of the autoharp.
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