sitar

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noun si·tar \si-ˈtär, ˈsi-ˌ\

Definition of sitar

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

sitarist

play \-ist\ 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


First Known Use: 1828


SITAR Defined for English Language Learners

sitar

play
noun si·tar \si-ˈtär, ˈsi-ˌ\

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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