- a musical stringed instrument of India, made of rosewood or ebony, consisting of a long, hollow, fretted stick to which one, two, or three gourds are attached to increase the resonance.
Origin of vina
First recorded in 1780–90, vina is from the Sanskrit word vīṇā
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“But fire is treated like an act of God,” Vina Drennan has noted.Badger Family Fire Tragedy’s Criminality Will Be Weighed by State’s Attorney
March 13, 2012
The 'bin,' or 'vina,' may be regarded as the national instrument of India.Chatterbox, 1906
He is a patron of music, and invented the Vina (lute) on which he loves to play.Indian Myth and Legend
Donald Alexander Mackenzie
Old Vina's eyes ache to look on her once more; de poor dear!
This chicken pie is not the way Aunt Vina used to get it up, is it?
If the entire family cannot be purchased or freed, what can Vina and her daughter be purchased for?The Underground Railroad
- a stringed musical instrument, esp of India, related to the sitar
C18: from Hindi bīnā, from Sanskrit vīnā
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