ch'in

[ chin; Chinese cheen ]
/ tʃɪn; Chinese tʃin /

noun

a Chinese zither consisting of an oblong, slightly curved wooden box over which are stretched strings that are stopped with one hand and plucked with the other.

Nearby words

  1. ch'eng tsu,
  2. ch'eng-chu school,
  3. ch'i,
  4. ch'ien lung,
  5. ch'ien-lung,
  6. ch'in shih huang ti,
  7. ch'ing,
  8. ch'ing hai,
  9. ch'ing-yüan,
  10. ch'inghai

Origin of ch'in

< Chinese (Wade-Giles) ch'in2, (Pinyin) qín

Ch'in

[ chin; Chinese cheen ]
/ tʃɪn; Chinese tʃin /

noun

a dynasty in ancient China, 221–206 b.c., marked by the emergence of a unified empire and the construction of much of the Great Wall of China.
Also Qin.

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