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A Japanese zither about six feet long, with thirteen strings passed over small movable bridges:‘young nobles played the flute and the koto until dawn’[as modifier] ‘Japanese koto music’
- ‘They were playing a loop of anonymous koto music that was rather soothing.’
- ‘Performances of the koto are also featured in the evenings in early April.’
- ‘She stood up and returned the picks to their sack; then carefully - almost reverently - replaced the koto on the shelf.’
- ‘The shakuhachi is usually played solo or with the koto.’
- ‘By high school he was proficient at the koto, viola, clarinet and electric guitar.’
Late 18th century: Japanese.
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