from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A many-stringed lute of northern India that is played with a plectrum.
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- n. A fretless string instrument used mainly in Indian classical music.
Urdu, from Persian sarūd, from Middle Persian srōd; akin to Avestan sraotəm, hearing, sound.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)