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  *琴* | 琴* | *琴
guqin 古琴 (a type of zither) / musical instrument in general
  *琴* | 琴* | *琴
variant of , guqin or zither
piano / CL: , 臺|台
instrument of the violin family (violin, viola, cello or double bass) / CL:
guqin or qin, a long zither with seven strings, plucked with the fingers
electronic keyboard (music)
pipe organ (musical instrument)
to play or strum a lute or other stringed instrument
Aegean Sea
piano performance
yangqin / dulcimer (hammered string musical instrument)
a piano key
string (of a stringed instrument)
the four arts (zither, Go, calligraphy, painting) / the accomplishments of a well-educated person
gin (Taiwan variant of 金酒)
Aegean (sea between Greece and Turkey)
player of a stringed instrument
yueqin, a lute with oval or octagonal sound box
huqin / family of Chinese two-stringed fiddles, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and bamboo bow with horsehair bowstring
liuqin lute, smaller version of the pipa 琵琶, with holes in the soundbox, and range similar to that of a violin
traditional art form, consisting of sung story telling with musical accompaniment
qin and se, two string instruments that play in perfect harmony / marital harmony
to play the zither / classical variant of 彈琴|弹琴
morin khuur (Mongolian bowed stringed instrument)
organ / pipe organ
a harpsichord
lit. to play the lute to a cow (idiom) / fig. offering a treat to an unappreciative audience / to cast pearls before swine / caviar to the general / to preach to deaf ears / to talk over sb's head
double bass / contrabass
Jew's harp
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923), German mechanical engineer
in perfect harmony / in sync / lit. qin and se sing in harmony
banjo (loanword)
(bird species of China) black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix)
lit. to burn zithers and cook cranes / fig. to waste valuable resources / to destroy wantonly beautiful things
guqin or seven-stringed zither
Lyra (constellation)
to talk nonsense / to behave like a fool
person and lute have both vanished (idiom) / death of a close friend
grand piano
lute (loanword)
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Russian writer, prominent Soviet dissident, author of the Gulag Archipelago
X-ray / Röntgen or Roentgen ray
fiddle / violin
carrying very little luggage (idiom) / honest and incorruptible (government officials)
variant of 揚琴|扬琴
Lyra, constellation containing Vega 織女星|织女星
hand organ / hurdy-gurdy
floating between zither and sword (idiom); fig. wandering aimlessly with no tenured position
ukulele / traditional form also written 烏克麗麗
mallet / drumstick
cello / violoncello / CL:
Częstochowa (city in Poland)
out of tune / marital discord, cf qin and se 琴瑟, two string instruments as symbol of marital harmony
vibraphone (music)
Jew's harp
erhua variant of 胡琴
same as yangqin 揚琴|扬琴, dulcimer
prepared piano
Algonquin (North American people)
player of a stringed instrument
gayageum / Korean 12-stringed zither
violinist / fiddler
double bass / contrabass
lute (loanword)
same as yangqin 揚琴|扬琴, dulcimer

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