Definition of pipa in English:

pipa

noun

  • A shallow-bodied, four-stringed Chinese lute.

    • ‘The founder and musical director Khor Seng Chew emerged in music circles as the Malaysian national pipa champion, beating over 100 contestants.’
    • ‘Since '96, Montreal has been home to Fang, her pipa (the Chinese lute) and the stack of awards and honours she picked up in her native China.’
    • ‘If you wanna show off, then why don't you learn to play the pipa?’
    • ‘Three of the most popular instruments are the two-string violin, the lute, and the pipa.’
    • ‘Many Chinese people might have forgotten that pipa the traditional Chinese instrument, was actually introduced to China along the Silk Road.’

Origin

Chinese.

Pronunciation

pipa

/ˈpēpä/