bouzouki

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English[edit]

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From Greek μπουζούκι (bouzoúki, bouzouki), from Turkish bozuk (out of order, rotten).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈzuːki/, /buːˈzuːki/

Noun[edit]

bouzouki (plural bouzoukis)

  1. (music) A Greek long-necked plucked fretted lute with a sharp, metallic sound.
    • 2019, Roderick Beaton, Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation, Penguin 2020, p. 262:
      The bouzouki itself, identified by this time almost equally with a ‘Turkish’ past and with the criminality of the underworld that cultivated it, became a symbol of subversion in the eyes of the authorities.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "bouzouki." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 26 Nov. 2008.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek μπουζούκι (bouzoúki), from Turkish bozuk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bu.zu.ki/
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Noun[edit]

bouzouki m (plural bouzoukis)

  1. (music) bouzouki