erhu

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An erhu.

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From Mandarin 二胡 (èrhú), from (two) + (fiddle; short for 胡琴, a family of Chinese vertical fiddles).

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erhu (plural erhu or erhus)

  1. (music) A type of bowed spike fiddle having two strings, originating in China as part of the huqin family of string instruments.
    • 2009 March 10, Jennifer 8. Lee, “Cherished Instrument Is Gone, and to Its Owner, Loss Is Like a Death”, in New York Times[1]:
      Searches on Craigslist turned up no ads for erhus, wanted or offered, though there was a posting for an instrument found on the Lower East Side (the owner must identify the instrument).

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