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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 尺八 (しゃくはち, shakuhachi), 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.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

shakuhachi

  1. Rōmaji transcription of しゃくはち