sa·​rod | \ sə-ˈrōd How to pronounce sarod (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sarode

Definition of sarod

: a lute of northern India

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Other Words from sarod

sarodist \ sə-​ˈrō-​dist How to pronounce sarodist (audio) \ noun

Examples of sarod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sarod is a 25-stringed North Indian classical instrument. John Adamian,, "Amjad Ali Khan’s Sarod Trilogy at Wesleyan," 4 Oct. 2019 Between the notes: Trucks said the sarod, a fretless stringed instrument prominent in Indian classical music, is a relative of his slide-guitar style. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Derek Trucks pays nightly tribute to musical mentors," 14 July 2017 Those signature achievements often overshadow his influential later work with Indian sarod legend Ali Akbar Khan. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "SFJazz sets tribute for beloved Oakland sax man," 10 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of sarod

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarod

Hindi & Urdu sarod, from Persian

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The first known use of sarod was in 1865

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“Sarod.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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