Definition of 弦

  • bowstring
  • chord
  • hypotenuse

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ゲン
  • つる

Popular Words With This Kanji

弦楽, 絃楽, げんがく

music for strings, string music

弦, 絃, 鉉, つる

bowstring, string (of shamisen, guitar, violin, etc.), bail (arched pot handle), diagonal levelling wire across the top of a masu

管弦楽団, かんげんがくだん

orchestra

管弦楽, 管絃楽, かんげんがく

orchestral music

弦楽器, 絃楽器, げんがっき

stringed instruments

三絃, 三弦, さんげん

three-stringed instrument, samisen

弦巻, つるまき

reel for a spare bowstring

上弦, じょうげん

1st quarter of moon, crescent moon

管弦, かんげん

wind and string instruments, music

一絃琴, 一弦琴, いちげんきん

single-stringed Japanese zither


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