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or sa·rode  (sə-rōd′)
A lutelike stringed instrument of northern India having a fretless fingerboard and usually 17 to 19 strings, including drone and sympathetic strings, played with a plectrum.

[Urdu, from Persian sarūd, from Middle Persian srōd; akin to Avestan sraotəm, hearing, sound; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.]

sa·rod′ist n.
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(sæˈrəʊd) or


(Instruments) an Indian stringed musical instrument that may be played with a bow or plucked
[C19: from Hindi]
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a lute of N India, played with a bow.
[1860–65; < Hindi < Persian]
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