pi-pa

[pee-pah]

noun

a short-necked fretted lute of Chinese origin.

Nearby words

  1. phèdre,
  2. pi,
  3. pi character,
  4. pi meson,
  5. pi-dog,
  6. pi.,
  7. pia,
  8. pia mater,
  9. pia-arachnitis,
  10. pia-arachnoid

Origin of pi-pa

1840–50; < Chinese píba or pípa lute (literally, loquat, which it resembles in shape)

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