絲竹

MandarinEdit

simpl. 丝竹
trad.

EtymologyEdit

("silk," referring to string instruments, which formerly had strings made of twisted silk) + ("bamboo," referring to woodwind instruments, which were typically made of bamboo).

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin sīzhú
Zhuyin ㄙ ㄓㄨˊ
IPA (key) /sz̩⁵⁵ ʈ͡ʂu³⁵/

NounEdit

絲竹 (traditional, Pinyin sīzhú, simplified 丝竹)

  1. music
  2. traditional stringed and woodwind instruments

Derived termsEdit

  • 江南絲竹

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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 23:43