Definition of sitar in English:

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Pronunciation: /siˈtär/


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A large, long-necked Indian lute with movable frets, played with a wire pick.
Example sentences
  • Attempts have also been made to give enough representation to Indian instruments like the sitar, sarod, flute and santoor.
  • The sounds of Indian hand drums - the tabla - float through the air along with a stringed sitar.
  • The sitar also has huge frets and loose strings that will bend four or five tones with a little pressure.



Pronunciation: /-ist/


Via Urdu from Persian sitār, from sih 'three' + tār 'string'.

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Syllabification: si·tar

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