bansuri

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Hindi बांसुरी ‎(bānsurī), most likely from Sanskrit वंशनालिका ‎(vaṃśanālikā).

NounEdit

bansuri ‎(plural bansuris)

  1. (music) A bamboo transverse flute used in the classical music of North India.
    • 2004, Khushwant Singh, Burial at Sea, Penguin 2014, p. 94:
      A cool breeze began to blow, carrying on it the undulating notes of a bansuri from some village downriver.

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