The sitar is an Indian musical instrument similar to the lute.
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[n] - a stringed instrument of India
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noun a stringed instrument of India; has a long neck and movable frets; has 6 or 7 metal strings for playing and usually 13 resonating strings
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stringed instrument of the lute family that is popular in northern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Typically measuring about 1.2 metres (4 feet) in ... [5 related articles]
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The sitar is a plucked stringed instrument predominantly used in Mughali classical music, where it has been ubiquitous since the Middle Ages. It derives its resonance from sympathetic strings, a long hollow neck and a gourd resonating chamber. Used in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, the sitar becam...
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sitar (sitär') , fretted string instrument with a gourdlike body and a long neck, similar to the lute. It has from 3 to 7 gut strings, tuned in fourths or fifths (or both), and a lower course of 12 wire strings that vibrate sympathetically with the first set. It is played alone or in a smal...
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Large long-necked lute used mainly in North Indian (Hindustani) music. The hollow neck is made of wood, and the body is half a hollow gourd with a thin wooden belly. Some instruments have a small gourd resonator attached to the upper end of the neck. The neck has 16 to 24 curved, movable frets made ...
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Indian Classical stringed instrument (also has Persian links?), modern type has 7 plucked strings and other sympathetic strings (not plucked); fretted with a gourd base; plectrum (misrab) can be used. There is a simple three string version called Setar in Iran.
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1) 'norwegian wood' instrument 2) Eastern lute 3) Fretted instrument 4) George harrison popularized it 5) George played one on 'norwegian wood' 6) Guitar hindu 7) Guitar relative 8) Harrison played it 9) Hindu lute 10) Hindustani ...
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