gusla

noun gus·la
variants: or gusle or gousle or less commonly guzla \ˈgü|slə, ˈgu̇|, |zlə\

Definition of gusla

plural -s
:a rudimentary musical instrument of the Balkans made with a round concave body, parchment sounding board, and one horsehair string and held between the knees and played with a curved bow

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Origin and Etymology of gusla

Serbo-Croatian gusle; akin to Bulgarian gŭsla gusla, Russian gusli gusli, Old Slavic gǫsli psaltery, Russian gudet' to sound, drone, Lithuanian gausti


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