|in confusion; disorderly|
bullet; shot; ball; to play (a stringed instrument); to pluck a string; impeach
|Literally: “chaotic/disorderly plucking”.|
An originally derogatory term referring to the tuning system of seven equal divisions of the octave used by local Chinese opera/theater forms during the Qing Dynasty; this system was regarded by some as inferior to the Pythagorean system of tuning, with its twelve divisions of the octave, which had been used during the Ming Dynasty.
- (mid-Qing dynasty, derogatory) various forms of local Chinese opera that arose during that time
- (music) Alternative name for 秦腔 (Qínqiāng, “Qinqiang; Shaanxi opera”).
- (music) Alternative name for 北管戲／北管戏.
- (various forms of local Chinese opera): 花部