Koto definition

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A Japanese stringed instrument usually having 13 silk strings stretched over a long, hollow, wooden body.
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A Japanese musical instrument of the zither family, with a rectangular body and seven to thirteen waxed silk strings.
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(music) A Japanese stringed instrument having numerous strings, usually seven or thirteen, that are stretched over a convex wooden sounding board and are plucked with three plectra, worn on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger of one hand.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
koto
Plural:
kotos

Origin of koto

  • Japanese

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese (koto).

    From Wiktionary