What does koto mean?

Definitions for kotoˈkoʊ toʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. koto(noun)

    Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers


  1. koto(Noun)

    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.


  1. Koto

    The koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument, similar to the Chinese zheng, the Mongolian yatga, the Korean gayageum and the Vietnamese đàn tranh. The koto is the national instrument of Japan. Koto are about 180 centimetres length, and made from kiri wood. They have 13 strings that are strung over 13 movable bridges along the width of the instrument. Players can adjust the string pitches by moving these bridges before playing, and use three finger picks to pluck the strings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Koto

    kō′tō, n. a Japanese musical instrument consisting of an oblong box over which thirteen silk strings are stretched.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of koto in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of koto in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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