sa·​rod sə-ˈrōd How to pronounce sarod (audio)
variants or less commonly sarode
: a lute of northern India
sarodist noun

Examples of sarod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Somewhere in this profusion, dancers are shown executing all 108 poses of the ancient tradition Bharatanatyam, and 151 musicians are playing sitars, sarods, tablas, and an orchestra’s worth of other instruments. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 9 Nov. 2023 The monthly concert series will continue with a Feb. 16 performance of Hindustani classical music by tabla player Samir Chatterjee, sitar player Paul Livingstone and Suman Laha, who performs on the veena, an Indian stringed instrument that is in some ways similar to a sitar and a sarod. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Jan. 2023 Students learned to play traditional Afghan string instruments like the rubab, sitar and sarod. Zeina Karam, ajc, 23 Aug. 2021 Khan himself revolutionized sarod playing with his unusual left hand technique and pyrotechnic virtuosity, which will be on full display in this concert with his sons. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 6 Jan. 2023 After playing together at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, the Eagles’ Joe Walsh invited classical sarod player Amjad Ali Khan and his two sons to Los Angeles to record music at his home studio last year. Michael Norman, cleveland, 4 June 2021 Their use of instruments that are typically omitted from Western traditions, like the sitar and sarod, give the compositions a fresh twist. Courtney E. Smith,, 20 Mar. 2020 The sarod is a 25-stringed North Indian classical instrument. John Adamian,, 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, 14 July 2017

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu sarod, from Persian

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sarod was in 1865

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“Sarod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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