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n. - A Japanese stringed instrument resembling a banjo with a long neck and three strings and a fretted fingerboard and a rectangular soundbox.

Usage examples (34)
  • I'm posing with a snakeskin shamisen, but it's all for show!
  • Her husband had played the snakeskin shamisen, called the sanshin in Okinawan.
  • Hahn-Powell says he had no aptitude for the rhythm required of taiko, but the shamisen was another instrument entirely.
  • The women fed her and taught her to play the shamisen. for more
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