Santoor meaning

sänto͝or
A Persian dulcimer typically having two rows of bridges and numerous strings, played with a pair of wooden sticks with curved ends.
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An Indian string instrument, a trapezoidal hammered dulcimer with seventy strings, believed to be derived from the Persian santur.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
santoor
Plural:
santoors

Origin of santoor

  • Arabic sanṭīr, sanṭūr from Greek psaltērion psaltery psaltery

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition