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.

Origin of ch'in

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

Definition for ch'in (2 of 2)

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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