CH'IN'S

ch'in

[chin; Chinese cheen]
noun
a Chinese zither consisting of an oblong, slightly curved wooden box over which are stretched strings that are stopped with one hand and plucked with the other.

Origin:
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) ch'in2, (Pinyin) qín

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Ch'in

[chin; Chinese cheen]
noun
a dynasty in ancient China, 221–206 b.c., marked by the emergence of a unified empire and the construction of much of the Great Wall of China.
Also, Qin.
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