Complete Definition of "shakuhachi"

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English

Etymology
Borrowed from Japanese 尺八 (shakuhachi), from 尺 (shaku, an archaic measure of length approximately equal to 30 centimeters) + 八 (hachi), meaning "eight".

Pronunciation
Syllables: sha·ku·ha·chi
AHD: shäko͞oʹhächē or shäʹko͞ohächē
IPA|/ʃɑkʰuˈhɑtʃiː/ or /ʃɑkʰuhɑtʃiː/

Noun
en-noun

  1. musici A Japanese flute which is tuned to a pentatonic scale is end-blown like a recorder instead of being held transversely like the Western transverse flute, originally used by Zen Buddhist Monks in the practice of blowing meditation (Suizen).

Category:Japanese derivations


Japanese

Noun
ja-noun|r|hiraしゃくはち|kanji尺八

  1. #English|shakuhachi
  2. vulgar|lang=ja fellatio, oral sex
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