Definition of sitar
: an Indian lute with a long neck and a varying number of strings
sitaristplay \si-ˈtär-ist, ˈsi-ˌtär-\ noun
Recent Examples of sitar from the Web
In the downtime, George Harrison had visited India, immersing himself self-discovery and learning the sitar.
The free show (2-6pm; Columbus Park, corner of Mulberry & Worth Streets) features music ranging from hip hop to Bollywood, sitar to taiko, alternative rock to avant garde, and will be hosted by spoken word artist Kelly Tsai.
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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
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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