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  *弦* | 弦* | *弦
bow string / string of musical instrument / watchspring / chord (segment of curve) / hypotenuse / CL:
chord (music)
(math.) cosine
to excite / to thrill / exciting / thrilling / cliff-hanging
(math.) sine
orchestral music
law of sines
string music
overtone (music) / (fig.) connotation / implied meaning
string (of a stringed instrument)
sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and long neck, used in folk music, opera and Chinese orchestra
to sing to a string accompaniment / education (a reference to teaching the people Confucian values by means of song in ancient times)
string theory (in theoretical physics)
sinusoidal (shaped like a sine wave)
string instrument
superstring (physics)
guqin or seven-stringed zither
change of string, move out of rut (idiom); dramatic change of direction / to dance to a different tune
string theory (physics)
tuning (stringed instrument) / (fig.) to make up one's mind
number of strings (of an instrument)
widowed / lit. broken string, cf 琴瑟 qin and se, two instruments epitomizing marital harmony
to wind / to tighten / crescent moon / first quarter or waxing moon
seventh (musical cord)
Jew's harp
to remarry (of a widow) / second wife / qin and se 琴瑟, two string instruments as a symbol of marital harmony
tonic triad / triad of the home key
third quarter or waning moon
lit. to tune one's zither then play it; fig. to live by the consequences of one's actions / to make one's bed then lie on it
string orchestra
plucked string or stringed instrument / plucked instrument
first quarter moon
hyperbolic cosine or cosh (math.)
hyperbolic sine or sinh (math.)
third quarter or waning moon
chord angle (i.e. angle a chord of a curve makes to the tangent)
(wing) aspect ratio (aerodynamics)
string instrument
sine wave / simple harmonic vibration
Changde sixian, theatrical folk music style with singing in Changde dialect accompanied by traditional string instruments
augmented triad (musical chord)
hammered string musical instrument
hammered string type (of musical instrument)
hyperbolic sine or sinh (math.)
half-moon / the 7th and 8th and 22nd and 23rd of the lunar month
(music) arpeggio
incessant playing of instruments and reciting of poems (idiom)
pipa strings, made from sinews of large crane or swan 鵾雞|鹍鸡
to tighten the strings (of a musical instrument)
major triad do-mi-so
triad / musical chord of three notes, such as major triad do-mi-so
minor triad la-do-mi
a narrow slit window / a lunette

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