演奏

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From ("perform," "put on") + ("play (music)")

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

演奏

  1. to play a musical instrument; to give an instrumental performance

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: 5
そう
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From ("perform," "put on") + ("play (music)")

Noun[edit]

演奏 (hiragana えんそう, romaji ensō)

  1. a performance (of music); a recital

Verb[edit]

演奏 + する (transitive, hiragana えんそうする, romaji ensō suru)

  1. to play - play an instrument
    ピアノを演奏 (えんそう)する
    piano o ensō suru
    play the piano
  2. to perform a piece of music
    機械 (きかい)によって自動的 (じどうてき)楽曲 (がっきょく)演奏 (えんそう)すること
    kikai ni yotte jidōteki ni gakkyoku o ensō suru koto
    playing a musical composition automatically by means of a machine

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