Definition of veena in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvēnə/
(also vina)


An Indian stringed instrument, with four main and three auxiliary strings. The southern type has a lutelike body; the older northern type has a tubular body and a gourd fitted to each end as a resonator.
Example sentences
  • Carnatic music, the classical music of south India, commonly employs such musical instruments as the veena, a stringed instrument, and a range of violins.
  • Earlier, three guitars, a bass, lead and rhythm guitars, at least 20 violins, a sitar, veena, flute and four sets of tabla were invariably used for recording a song.
  • Then came the fusion band Esperanto, who had a veena, mandolin, flute, and assorted percussion instruments and guitars.


From Sanskrit vīṇā.

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Syllabification: vee·na

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