plucked stringed instrument used in Hindustani classical music

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 is used throughout India.

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