koto definition

  • noun:
    • A Japanese musical instrument similar to a zither, having frequently 13, but sometimes only 1 or up to 17, silk strings stretched over an oblong box.
    • a Japanese stringed instrument having numerous strings, usually seven or thirteen, which are stretched over a convex wooden sounding board and they are plucked with three plectra, used in the flash, list finger, and middle finger of 1 hand.
    • A Japanese musical instrument, composed of a lengthy package over which are extended thirteen strings of silk, each five legs in length and provided with a separate connection. It is enjoyed both-hands, just like the harp. The tuning is effected by moving the positioning associated with the bridge, and semitones tend to be gotten by pressing the string behind the connection.
    • Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; features a rectangular wood sounding-board and in most cases 13 silk strings being plucked because of the fingers

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