xun

Encyclopedia

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

Learn more about xun with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: xul
Next Definition: xun zi
Words Near: xun
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for xun
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing xun
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Related Searches
Nearby Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature