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sitar

noun si·tar \si-ˈtär, ˈsi-ˌ\

: a musical instrument from India that is like a guitar and that has a long neck and a round body

Full Definition of SITAR

:  an Indian lute with a long neck and a varying number of strings
si·tar·ist \-ist\ noun

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Origin of SITAR

Hindi & Urdu sitār, from Persian, a three-stringed lute, from sih three + tār string, thread
First Known Use: 1828

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