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vi·naalso vee·na (vē′nə)
A stringed instrument of India that has a long, fretted fingerboard with resonating gourds at each end.
[Hindi vīṇā, from Sanskrit.]
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(Instruments) a stringed musical instrument, esp of India, related to the sitar
[C18: from Hindi bīnā, from Sanskrit vīnā]
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vi•na(ˈvi nɑ, -nə)
n., pl. -nas.
a stringed musical instrument of India consisting of a long, hollow, fretted stick to which gourds are attached to increase the resonance.
[1780–90; < Skt vīṇā]
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