三味

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん > しゃ
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Abbreviation of 三味線 (shamisen).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

三味 (hiragana しゃみ, romaji shami)

  1. Abbreviation of 三味線 (shamisen): (music) a shamisen: a Japanese stringed instrument played by plucking, vaguely similar to a banjo

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん > さ
Grade: 1

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Abbreviation of 三味線 (samisen).[1][2]

This reading appears to be less common than shami.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

三味 (hiragana さみ, romaji sami)

  1. Abbreviation of 三味線 (samisen): (music) a samisen: a Japanese stringed instrument played by plucking, vaguely similar to a banjo

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9