高胡

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

("high": as in high pitch) + (short for huqin)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin gāohú
Zhuyin ㄍㄠ ㄏㄨˊ
IPA (key) /kɑʊ̯⁵⁵ xu³⁵/

Noun[edit]

高胡 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin gāohú)

  1. a two-stringed vertical fiddle in the huqin family, used primarily in traditional Cantonese music as well as in the modern Chinese orchestra