biwa

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 琵琶 ‎(びわ, biwa).

Noun[edit]

biwa ‎(plural biwas)

  1. (music) A plucked lute, originating in the classical and traditional music of Japan, characterized by a pear-shaped body and four or five high frets, giving the instrument a distinctively twangy tone.

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Romanization[edit]

biwa

  1. rōmaji reading of びわ
  2. rōmaji reading of ビワ