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sitar

[si-tahr] /sɪˈtɑr/
noun
1.
a lute of India with a small, pear-shaped body and a long, broad, fretted neck.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Hindi sitār
Related forms
sitarist, noun
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sitar

/sɪˈtɑː; ˈsɪtɑː/
noun
1.
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
sitarist, noun
Word Origin
from Hindi sitār, literally: three-stringed
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Word Origin and History for sitar
n.

1845, from Hindi sitar, from Persian sitar "three-stringed," from si "three" (Old Persian thri-; see three) + tar "string" (see tenet).

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