Definition of bouzouki in English:

bouzouki

Line breaks: bou|zouki
Pronunciation: /bʊˈzuːki
 
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noun (plural bouzoukis)

A long-necked Greek form of mandolin.
More example sentences
  • Laika is an urban style of song, developed at the beginning of the twentieth century, which may feature the bouzouki, a long-necked stringed instrument.
  • The oud is an ancient Arabic guitar, the forerunner of today's acoustic guitar, and the bouzouki is a Greek guitar.
  • From there it was off to a Greek restaurant (you may have spotted a theme here) where our hero played the bouzouki, sang the Greek national anthem and posed for a thousand photographs.

Origin

1950s: from modern Greek mpouzouki, possibly related to Turkish bozuk 'spoilt' (with reference to roughly made instruments).

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