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  • n. A Chinese wind instrument, being a free-reed mouth organ consisting of 13 or more bamboo pipes of various lengths, which are fixed at their bases in a wind chest made from a dried gourd (or, more recently, wood or chrome-plated brass).

Etymologies

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From Chinese (pinyin: shēng); character consists of upper part ("bamboo") and lower part ("born")

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