Pipa definition

pēpə
A four- or five-stringed Chinese lute.
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A pear-shaped plucked lute from China.
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Origin of pipa

  • Mandarin pípá from Early Middle Chinese bji baɨ of Iranian origin Persian barbaṭ from Middle Persian barbut

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

  • From Mandarin 琵琶 (pípa)

    From Wiktionary