Definitions

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  • n. any of a family of vertical bowed lutes used in Chinese music

Etymologies

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From Mandarin 胡琴 (húqín)

Examples

  • After all, there aren't many leaders who understand both the intricacies of global finance and the intricacies of the Beijing Opera, who play the huqin, a kind of Chinese fiddle, and who voice both blunt political views and blunt musical opinions.

    Toast Remarks At State Dinner

  • 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.

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