pipa (sound instrument)

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Scope note
Short-necked lutelike chordophones of China, with a pear-shaped body, four silk or nylon strings, and from ten to twenty-four frets on the neck and belly. They are held upright resting on the lap or thigh, and plucked with the fingers.
pipa
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024