gusla

noun gus·la \ˈgü|slə, ˈgu̇|, |zlə\
variants: or

gusle

or

gousle

less commonly

guzla

\ˈgü|slə, ˈgu̇|, |zlə\

Definition of gusla

plural

-s

  1. :  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 — more at kite


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