- From Greek μπουζούκι (bouzoúki), from Turkish bozuk. (Wiktionary)
- Modern Greek mpouzouki, probably of Turkish origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The musical instrument called the bouzouki originated in which country?”
“Second, the band Planxty incorporated a number of Eastern European influences into their sound, most notably modal chord structures and a Greek plucked instrument called the bouzouki, when they emerged onto the scene in the early seventies.”
“For the tour, the band added Greek-American Dmitri Mahlis, who played oud though he's better known as a bouzouki player, and Canadian tabla player Satnam Ramgotra.”
“For about the same price, a used Flatiron "bouzouki" or OM is a good choice; I've been very satisfied with my 3-K for about 25 years.”
“His Twitter account lists Tehran, Iran, as his fictional hometown and provides the following self-description: "Writer, creative director, Irish bouzouki player & supervised lunatic.”
“The Marlow series also continues to focus mainly on the tradition Papas espoused -- though Papas wasn't too particular about who or what he taught, from banjo to bouzouki.”
“From there I will add both real instruments that I can play pretty well like mandolin, lap steel, Irish bouzouki, various electric guitars, harmonica, and glockenspiel as well as virtual instruments in Logic like organ, piano, strings, and synthesizers that are played via a MIDI keyboard.”
“Mr. Urata plays guitar, bouzouki and piano, and shares trumpet duties with Mr. King.”
“They are multi-instrumentalists who can switch to ballads and laments, adding in bagpipes, bouzouki, flutes, wailingTurkish horns, blues harp or even a twanging, virtuoso duet on duelling mouth harps.”
“A surround-sound childhood of traditional Greek music led Stelios to the bouzouki at the age of 8.”
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