san·​tir san-ˈtir How to pronounce santir (audio)
variants or santour
: a Persian dulcimer

Word History


Arabic sanṭīr, sanṭūr, ultimately from Greek psaltērion psaltery

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of santir was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Santir.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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