samisen

[ sam-uh-sen ]

noun
  1. a guitarlike Japanese musical instrument having an extremely long neck and three strings, played with a plectrum.

Origin of samisen

1
1610–20; <Japanese <Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese sānxia three-string banjo

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samisen

/ (ˈsæmɪˌsɛn) /


noun
  1. a variant of shamisen

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