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sit·ar

 (sĭt′är′, sĭ-tär′)
n.
A stringed instrument of India having a seasoned gourd for a body and a hollow wooden neck with movable raised frets. Stretched over the frets are usually 6 or 7 metal strings on which the melody is played with a pick, and stretched under the frets are 11 or more sympathetic resonating strings.

[Hindi sitār, from Persian : si, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + tār, string; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

si·tar′ist n.

sitar

or

sittar

n
(Instruments) a stringed musical instrument, esp of India, having a long neck, a rounded body, and movable frets. The main strings, three to seven in number, overlie other sympathetic strings, the tuning depending on the raga being performed
[from Hindi sitār, literally: three-stringed]
siˈtarist n

si•tar

(sɪˈtɑr)

n.
a lute of India with a small, pear-shaped body and a long, broad, fretted neck.
[1835–45; < Hindi sitār]
si•tar′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sitar - a stringed instrument of Indiasitar - a stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings
stringed instrument - a musical instrument in which taut strings provide the source of sound
Translations

sitar

[sɪˈtɑːʳ] Nsitar m

sitar

[sɪˈtɑːr ˈsɪtɑːr] n (= musical instrument) → sitar m

sitar

nSitar m

sitar

[sɪˈtɑːʳ] nsitar m inv
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