Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of koto.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There are echoes of Japanese kotos and Gambian koras in those harps.

    Wadada Leo Smith: Old And New 'Dimensions'

  • His music lulled, soothed and relieved with gentle rhythms played on tom-toms, bongos, kotos and boobams.

    Sounds Of Schmaltz

  • And another post I want to do will be pictures of kappas and kotos and biwas and tea houses.

    the fruits of the land

  • Drums, tom-toms, and cymbals were beaten; kotos and samisens screeched and twanged; geishas (professional women with the accomplishments of dancing, singing, and playing) danced, — accompanied by songs whose jerking discords were most laughable; story-tellers recited tales in a high key, and the running about and splashing close to my room never ceased.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Rancour, on the other hand, implies watching for a suitable moment for revenge, and the Greek word for it is kotos from keisthai.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • There are three forms of anger: rage, which the Greeks also call chole or cholos, menis and kotos.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • Yes! to everything: Bollywood strings, choirs, Latin percussion, vocoder vocals and what sounds like electronic Japanese kotos all colouring his polyglot hip-hop / pop while he rhymes "ostentatious" by boasting that he's "flippin 'scripts like Ellen Page is."

    radio free canuckistan

  • So mixing in live cellos, organs, trumpets, kotos, stand up bass, guitars, Theremin, violin, and live drums allowed me to mix organic with electronic.

    The KEXP Blog

  • But we’re not talking a tinge of Japanese music—that would’ve been tough, as kotos, biwas, and samisens weren’t easy to come by in Liverpool—but rather a sampling of Ninja demonstrations in between songs. was less than pleased with his disciple, taking the understandable stance that Ninjas and rock ’n’ roll shouldn’t share the same stage.

    PAUL IS UNDEAD

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