Definitions

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  • noun See santir.

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  • noun A type of hammered dulcimer played in Persian music

Etymologies

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From the Persian سنتور

Examples

  • R: The yang t'chin and the santur are the most important instruments in Rajna.

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  • He was telling my husband and me how he is enjoying taking up the santur a Persian musical instrument.

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  • He was telling my husband and me how he is enjoying taking up the santur a Persian musical instrument.

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  • In "Fuel Tanker," delicate guitar and santur weave like kites in the air, then vanish into dark orchestral tones.

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  • Promising an adventure as well as tenderness, the film version anchors viewers in a setting that will transport them between Afghanistan and the U.S. Mr. Iglesias knew he'd have to employ a variety of traditional Middle Eastern instruments, such as the bansuri and ney, which are wooden flutes; the dulcimer-like santur; the rubab, an Afghanistan lute; and various hand drums, among others.

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  • While Savall rang the changes with three medieval bowed instruments - the rebab, rebec, and vielle - Psonis played the santur zither, the Moorish guitar, and a selection of Middle-Eastern drums: the human voice soared above a subtly-shifting kaleidoscope of instrumental colour.

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  • He was telling my husband and me how he is enjoying taking up the santur a Persian musical instrument.

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  • Rounding out the seven-piece ensemble are Fariborz Azizi on bass tar, Pezham Akhavass on tombak (hand drum), Hamid Reza Maleki on santur (hammered dulcimer), and Siamak Jahangiry on ney (flute).

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  • Spruance, apart from composing and playing electric guitars, now also plays bass, rabab, keyboards, santur, trumpet and several other instruments with names hard to pronounce.

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  • Spruance, apart from composing and playing electric guitars, now also plays bass, rabab, keyboards, santur, trumpet and several other instruments with names hard to pronounce.

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  • Also spelled santoor.

    February 7, 2011