Definition of ustad in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʊsˈtɑːd/

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An expert or highly skilled person, especially a musician: Ustad Zakir Hussain he has interviewed ustads of various trades
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  • The daughters are sent to be trained by an ustad and not having an ustad entails loss of prestige.
  • After the concert, the ustad watched happily as a few students, who were unlettered street urchins till recently, drew rudraveenas and wrote a paragraph about it each.
  • She reveals that she once attempted to learn the harmonium and singing in her college days from an ustad, but soon gave up.


From Urdu ustād.

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