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PinYin sān xián    Simplified 三弦    Traditional 三弦
  1. 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

Chinese meanings
  1. sānxián
    (儿)弦乐器,木筒两面蒙蟒皮,上面有长柄,有三根弦。分大三弦和小三弦两种,大三弦又叫大鼓三弦,用做大鼓书的伴奏乐器;小三弦又叫曲弦,用做昆曲的伴奏乐器。通称弦子。

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