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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.
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sitar

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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

sitar

[sɪˈtɑːʳ] Nsitar m
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sitar

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

nSitar m
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sitar

[sɪˈtɑːʳ] nsitar m inv
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Diallo, who sings in French and English as wellas several African languages, has collaborated with Chinese zither players, Japanese taiko drummers, Indian sitarists and traditional Hawaiian musicians.
As part of its Ramadan line up of international performances, Mall of the Emirates is now hosting one of India's greatest sitarists until September 21.
Rolling & Tumbling House Concerts presents a troupe of master sitarists and vocalists from India in a Thursday show.