tamburas (Indian chordophones)

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Scope note
Long-necked, fretless, plucked lutelike instruments of the Indian subcontinent, with a round-backed resonator and, traditionally, four metal strings, used exclusively to provide a humming drone accompaniment to vocal and instrumental melodies.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024