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buzuki

[boo-zoo-kee] /bʊˈzu ki/
noun, plural buzukis, buzukia
[boo-zoo-kee-uh] /bʊˈzu ki ə/ (Show IPA)
1.

bouzouki

or bousouki, buzuki

[boo-zoo-kee] /bʊˈzu ki/
noun, plural bouzoukis, bouzoukia
[boo-zoo-kee-uh] /bʊˈzu ki ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a long-necked, fretted lute of modern Greece.
Origin of bouzouki
1950-1955
1950-55; < Modern Greek mpouzoúki; Turkish bozuk (broken, ruined, depraved; cf. bashi-bazouk) or büzük (constricted, puckered) adduced as sources, but sense development is obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for buzukia

bouzouki

/buːˈzuːkɪ/
noun
1.
a Greek long-necked stringed musical instrument related to the mandolin
Word Origin
C20: from Modern Greek mpouzouki, perhaps from Turkish büjük large
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