noun \bü-ˈzü-kē\
plural bou·zou·kis also bou·zou·kia\-kē-ə\

Definition of BOUZOUKI

:  a long-necked stringed instrument of Greek origin that resembles a mandolin

Origin of BOUZOUKI

Modern Greek mpouzouki
First Known Use: 1952

Rhymes with BOUZOUKI


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Long-necked lute used in Greek popular music. Developed from a Turkish instrument early in the 20th century, it has a pear-shaped body and a fretted fingerboard. The modern instrument usually has four courses of strings, which are plucked with a plectrum, typically in a vigorous and agile style.


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