Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large, harplike instrument of West African origin, consisting of a hollow resonator attached to a long, notched bridge and having 21 strings that are plucked with the thumbs and index fingers of both hands.

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  • noun music A type of harp played in West Africa.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mande kora.]

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  • BBC: 'Toumani Diabate plays the kora, or West African harp'.

    October 23, 2008

  • Additional usage on chordophone.

    November 3, 2008