Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Greek stringed instrument having a long fretted neck and usually pear-shaped body.

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  • noun music A Greek long-necked plucked fretted lute having a sharp, metallic sound

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Modern Greek mpouzouki, probably of Turkish origin.]

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From Greek μπουζούκι (bouzoúki), from Turkish bozuk.

Examples

  • The musical instrument called the bouzouki originated in which country?

    June 2007

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • 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.

    The Bothy Band

  • 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.

    Khorasan

  • 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.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • 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.

    Washington is once again taking pride of place in its classical guitar tradition

  • 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.

    20 Questions with SciFi Songster John Anealio

  • Mr. Urata plays guitar, bouzouki and piano, and shares trumpet duties with Mr. King.

    Bold New Music, Old-World Sound

  • His Twitter account lists Tehran, Iran, as his fictional hometown and provides the following self-description: "Writer, creative director, Irish bouzouki player & supervised lunatic."

    Tom Matlack: Where Have All the Mad Men Gone?

  • His Twitter account lists Tehran, Iran, as his fictional hometown and provides the following self-description: "Writer, creative director, Irish bouzouki player & supervised lunatic."

    Tom Matlack: Where Have All the Mad Men Gone?

Comments

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  • Quickly, R, add bouzouki to your Zing list! Break the curse!

    July 17, 2007

  • Excellent! Thanks. But it'll be 6668--already added ektar.

    And where were you guys when we all passed our 666th word, anyhow? ;-)

    July 17, 2007

  • No harm--you are safely off that string of 6s ;-)

    July 17, 2007

  • Whew! Close one. *wipes flop sweat off face*

    July 17, 2007

  • For the record, I jumped straight from 665 to 667. I'm just that good.

    July 17, 2007

  • Damn, u, you are good. Almost...supernaturally good, I'd say....

    July 17, 2007

  • Oh, you are just like an elevator, u. ;-)

    July 17, 2007