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shamisen

samisen (ˈsæmɪˌsɛn)

/ (ˈʃæmɪˌsɛn) /
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noun
a Japanese plucked stringed instrument with a long neck, an unfretted fingerboard, and a rectangular soundbox
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Word Origin for shamisen

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

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