sitarist

sitar

[si-tahr]
noun
a lute of India with a small, pear-shaped body and a long, broad, fretted neck.

Origin:
1835–45; < Hindi sitār

sitarist, noun
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sitar (sɪˈtɑː, ˈsɪtɑː)
 
n
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
 
[from Hindi sitār, literally: three-stringed]
 
si'tarist
 
n

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sitar
1845, from Hindi sitar, from Pers. sitar "three-stringed," from si "three" (O.Pers. thri-) + tar "string" (see tenet).
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