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  7. [sound devices by acoustical characteristics]
  8. chordophones
  9. zitherlike chordophones
  10. [zitherlike chordophones: plucked]
  11. long zithers
  12. koto
Scope note
Long zithers with a slightly convex soundboard and flat bottom, having 13 silk or nylon strings each passing over its own movable, V-shaped bridge; it is considered the national instrument of Japan.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024