三弦

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See also: 三絃

Chinese[edit]

three bow string; string of mus. instr.
trad. (三弦/三絃) /
simp. (三弦)
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三弦

  1. sanxian (a fretless lute with three strings, used in traditional Chinese music)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さん
Grade: 1
げん
Grade: S
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

三弦 (hiragana さんげん, rōmaji sangen)

  1. A three-stringed musical instrument similar to a banjo played by plucking with a plectrum.
    Synonyms: 三味線 (shamisen)
  2. A similar stringed instrument common in Okinawa, played with either a plectrum or fingers.
    Synonyms: 三線 (sanshin)
  3. (gagaku) Three types of lute used in classical gagaku music: the 琵琶 (biwa), () , and 和琴 (wagon).