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  • n. A two-stringed vertical fiddle used as a leading instrument in Cantonese music.


From Cantonese 高胡 (gāohú) (Wiktionary)


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  • It is the most popular instrument in the huqin family of Chinese bowed string instruments, together with the zhonghu, gaohu, banhu, jinghu, sihu, and numerous others. - Articles related to Yuan peg swelled China's reserves

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