A lutelike stringed instrument of northern India having a fretless fingerboard and usually 17 to 19 strings, including drone and sympathetic strings, played with a plectrum.
A lutelike musical instrument of India, with many strings.
Origin of sarod
- Urdu from Persian sarūd from Middle Persian srōd Avestan sraotəm hearing, sound kleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition