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    • Sadouri
    • Santir
    • Santoor
    • Santour
    • Santouri
    • Santuri
    • Sintir (Dulcimer)
    • Tsintsila
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    • found: New Grove dict. of musical inst.(Sanṭūr: box zither of the Middle East, the Caucasus, southeastern Europe and South Asia; played by striking the strings with two hammers held in three fingers of each hand)
    • found: Sharma, S.K. The golden heritage [SR] p1997:program notes (Santoor is a trapezoid-shaped instrument of the dulcimer family)
    • found: Shiv Kumar Sharma : the man & his music, 2014:p. 7 (became famous around the world for his extraordinary skill in the santoor)
    • found: The Oxford companion to music, via Oxford music online, Feb. 22, 2017(santur [santūr, santour, santoor, santouri]. A Middle Eastern hammered dulcimer, of Persian origin, found in various forms in Greece, Armenia, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq)
    • found: Grove music online, Feb. 22, 2017(Santur [sadouri, sanṭūr, sant'ur, santuri, sintir, tsintsila]. Dulcimer of the Middle East, south-eastern Europe and South and East Asia. It is used in Iran, Iraq, India, Kashmir, Turkey, Greece, Armenia, China and Tibet; The santur is played by striking the strings with two light hammers (mezrāb) held in three fingers of each hand. The hammers do not rebound and the tremolo is controlled solely by a rapid alternating movement of the right and left wrists)
    • found: Wikipedia, Feb. 22, 2017:Santur (The santur (also santūr, santour, santoor) (Persian: سنتور‎‎ = santūr) is a hammered dulcimer of Iranian origin; the Indian santoor is wider, more rectangular and has more strings)
    • found: Collins English dictionary website, Feb. 22, 2017(santur: a Persian or Arabian dulcimer : also sanˈtour; santur: another name for santir; santir: a variant spelling of santoor; santoor, santour or santur: any of several types of dulcimer of Persian origin, usually trapezoidal in shape, played mainly in India, the Middle East, and Turkey. Also called : santir)
    • found: Oxford English dictionary website, Feb. 22, 2017(santoor (also santour): An Indian musical instrument like a dulcimer, played by striking with a pair of small, spoon-shaped wooden hammers)
    • found: unabridged, Feb. 22, 2017(santir: a Persian musical instrument resembling a dulcimer. Also called santoor, santur)
    • found: Wiktionary, Feb. 22, 2017(santur (plural santurs): A type of hammered dulcimer played in Persian music. Alternative forms: santūr, santour, santoor, santir; santoor (plural santoors): An Indian string instrument, a trapezoidal hammered dulcimer with seventy strings, believed to be derived from the Persian santur; santir (plural santirs): Alternative form of santur)
  • LC Classification

    • ML1038.S26
    • MT725.S26
  • Change Notes

    • 2001-01-05: new
    • 2017-06-08: revised
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