[ si-tahr ]
/ sɪˈtɑr /
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 sitarsi·tar·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sitarists
/ (sɪˈtɑː, ˈsɪtɑː) /
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 sitarsitarist, noun
Word Origin for sitar
from Hindi sitār, literally: three-stringed
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