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xun

Chinese vessel flute made of pottery, one of the oldest known Chinese instruments. In its most common form it is egg-shaped with a flattened bottom, and there are five finger holes-three on the front and two (for thumbs) on the back. Its range is about one octave. The player blows across a hole at the top of the instrument

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