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sitar

[ si-tahr ]
/ sɪˈtɑr /
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noun

a lute of India with a small, pear-shaped body and a long, broad, fretted neck.

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Origin of sitar

First recorded in 1835–45, sitar is from the Hindi word sitār

OTHER WORDS FROM sitar

si·tar·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sitar

sitar
/ (sɪˈtɑː, ˈsɪtɑː) /

noun

a stringed musical instrument, esp of India, having a long neck, a rounded body, and movable frets. The main strings, three to seven in number, overlie other sympathetic strings, the tuning depending on the raga being performed

Derived forms of sitar

sitarist, noun

Word Origin for sitar

from Hindi sitār, literally: three-stringed
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