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See also: qanûn
qanun (plural qanuns)
- (music) A Near Eastern and Caucasian musical instrument related to the zither, dulcimer, harp, or sackbut having either 26 strings and a single bridge, or twice that number and two bridges.
2009 June 21, Daniel J. Wakin, “Ensemble Ambitions in a World Divided”, in New York Times:
- WISPS of mournful tunes from a cane flute mingled with the plucking, jangling arabesques of the zitherlike qanun, the oud and gentle drums.
- "kanoon." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002.