- a Persian musical instrument resembling a dulcimer.
Origin of santir
1850–55; < Arabic sanṭīr < Greek psaltḗrion psaltery
Also called san·toor, san·tur [sahn-too r] /ˈsɑn tʊər/.
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Examples from the Web for santir
It was probably the predecessor of the Arab canon, which again is much the same as the santir.
Still more familiar to domestic eyes is that descendant of the Arab santir, the modern pianoforte.