samisen

noun /ˈsæmɪsɛn/
A kind of three-stringed Japanese lute

, 1982: He sees her chastened and cast-down eyes as she kneels and tinkles away on her samisen — John Fowles, Mantissa


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  • samisen — Japanese three stringed instrument, 1610s, from Chinese san hsien, lit. three strings …   Etymology dictionary

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