柳琴

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

Derives from the instrument's original name, liǔyèqín (trad. 柳葉琴, simpl. 柳叶琴), meaning "willow-leaf-(shaped) stringed instrument."

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin liǔqín
Zhuyin ㄌㄧㄡˇ ㄑㄧㄣˊ
IPA (key) /li̯oʊ̯²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡ɕʰin³⁵/

Noun[edit]

柳琴 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin liǔqín)

  1. a small plucked, fretted lute with a pear-shaped body and four strings, used in Chinese traditional and classical music

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