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Sitar

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Sitar
String instrument
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The sitar (English: /ˈsɪtɑːr/ or /sɪˈtɑːr/; Hindi: सितार, Punjabi: ਸਿਤਾਰ, Urdu: ستارsitāra pronounced [sɪˈtaːr]) is a plucked string instrument. It uses sympathetic strings along with a long hollow neck and a gourd resonating chamber to make a rich sound with complex harmonic resonance. It has been used throughout South Asia for many centuries. Sitar was invented by the Sufi singer Amir Khosrow in the 18th century.[1]

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  1. "Central Asia and Iran". web.archive.org. 2008-05-20. Archived from the original on 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2024-03-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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