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noun (guqin)
  1. (musici) A plucked, seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family, favoured by scholars and the literati in ancient times.
    • 1982: The Times, 25 May 1982, p.10 col. C
    • :Among those who will be making the Otter valley resound to the strains of the guzheng and erhu is Wu Wenguang, who plays a piece of music 1,800 years old on the , an instrument known to have existed 3,000 years ago.
      1. (place) Guqin Tai ãå¤ç´èºã (Guqin Terrace or Heptachord Terrace, etc), the name of a place in Wuhan, China.
    • 2005, Travel China Guide (http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/hubei/wuhan/guqin.htm travelchinaquide.com, 09 September 2006)
Translations: 
  • Dutch: Qin
  • French: guqin
  • Spanish: guqin
Etymology: From the (Chin.) word åç (gqín), made up of å "ancient" and ç "stringed instrument".


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