sitar

noun si·tar \ si-ˈtär , ˈsi-ˌtär \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of sitar

: an Indian lute with a long neck and a varying number of strings

sitarist

play \si-ˈtär-ist, ˈsi-ˌtär-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of sitar

Hindi & Urdu sitār, from Persian, a three-stringed lute, from sih three + tār string, thread


SITAR Defined for English Language Learners

sitar

noun

Definition of sitar for English Language Learners

  • : a musical instrument from India that is like a guitar and that has a long neck and a round body


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