Guqin definition

(music) A plucked, seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family, favoured by scholars and the literati in ancient times.
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(place) Guqin Tai 《古琴臺》 (Guqin Terrace or Heptachord Terrace, etc), the name of a place in Wuhan, China.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
guqin
Plural:
guqins

Origin of guqin

  • From Mandarin 古琴 (gǔqín), made up of 古 ‘ancient’ and 琴 ‘stringed instrument’.

    From Wiktionary