sitars (Indian chordophones)

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Scope note
Large, fretted lutelike chordophones of India, having a pear-shaped body made of a gourd or of hollowed-out wood, and a long hollow neck. They are important instruments in the Indo-Muslim style of Hindustani music.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024