絲竹

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Chinese[edit]

silk; thread; trace bamboo
trad. (絲竹)
simp. (丝竹)

Etymology[edit]

("silk," referring to string instruments, which formerly had strings made of twisted silk) + ("bamboo," referring to woodwind instruments, which were typically made of bamboo).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

絲竹

  1. music
  2. traditional stringed and woodwind instruments

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