Definition of Sitar

1. 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.

Generic synonyms: Stringed Instrument

Definition of Sitar

1. Noun. (musical instruments) A Hindustani/Indian stringed classical musical instrument, typically having a gourd as its resonating chamber. ¹

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Definition of Sitar

1. a lute of India [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sitar

sit down
sit in
sit in for
sit in on
sit on
sit on it
sit on one's hands
sit on the fence
sit out
sit still
sit through
sit tight
sit up
sit ups
sitar (current term)
sitar player

Literary usage of Sitar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque: During Four-and-twenty by Fanny Parkes Parlby (1850)
"... Roy—The Bottle of Horrors—Narrative of a Thug—The Quicksand—Meteors and falling Stars—Hanging oneself for spite—The Sipahi Guard—The Ghuri—The sitar—The ..."

2. Hand-book of the Economic Products of the Punjab: With a Combined Index and by Baden Henry Baden-Powell (1872)
"The instruments arcf often prettily and elaborately inlaid with ivory от eke painted in gold and colors and varnished. The varieties of " sitar " to be now ..."

3. General Catalogue of Objects in the Museum, August, 1901 by Art Institute of Chicago (1901)
"Like the sitar in general form, but has only four strings and no frets. 45. ... This sitar has five strings of full length and two short ones. 46. ..."

4. Catalogue of Persian Objects in the South Kensington Museum by South Kensington Museum (1876)
"(" sitar.") The surface of the body and neck covered with minute mosaic. ... sitar." The body double, painted and gilt with groups of figures and flowers, ..."

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