shamisen

samisen (ˈsæmɪˌsɛn)

noun

a Japanese plucked stringed instrument with a long neck, an unfretted fingerboard, and a rectangular soundbox

Nearby words

  1. shamelessly,
  2. shames,
  3. shamina,
  4. shamir,
  5. shamir, yitzhak,
  6. shammai,
  7. shammer,
  8. shammes,
  9. shammy,
  10. shamo

Word Origin for shamisen

Japanese, from Chinese san-hsien, from san three + hsien string

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