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samisen

[ sam-uh-sen ]
/ ˈsæm əˌsɛn /
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noun
a guitarlike Japanese musical instrument having an extremely long neck and three strings, played with a plectrum.
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Origin of samisen

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

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British Dictionary definitions for samisen

samisen
/ (ˈsæmɪˌsɛn) /

noun
a variant of shamisen
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