shakuhachi

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 尺八 (shakuhachi しゃくはち), from Middle Chinese 尺八 (t͡ʃʰjek-pɛt "shakuhachi bamboo flute"), from (an archaic measure of length approximately equal to 30 centimeters) + ("eight").

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: shäko͞oʹhächē, shäʹko͞ohächē, IPA(key): /ʃɑkʰuˈhɑtʃiː/, /ʃɑkʰuhɑtʃiː/
  • Hyphenation: sha‧ku‧ha‧chi

NounEdit

shakuhachi (plural shakuhachis)

  1. (music) A Japanese flute which is tuned to a pentatonic scale is end-blown like a recorder instead of being held transversely like the Western transverse flute, originally used by Zen Buddhist Monks of the 普化禅 (ふけぜん, fuke zen) sect in the practice of 吹禅 (すいぜん, suizen, blowing meditation).

See alsoEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

shakuhachi

  1. rōmaji reading of しゃくはち
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