Definitions for kotoˈkoʊ toʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ko•toˈkoʊ toʊ(n.)(pl.)-tos, -to.
a plucked Japanese musical instrument usu. having seven or thirteen strings stretched over a convex wooden sounding board.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of koto:
1785–95; < Japn
Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers
a Japanese musical instrument having numerous strings, usually seven or thirteen, that are stretched over a convex wooden sounding board and are plucked with three plectra, worn on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger of one hand.