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Meaning of koto

ko•to

Pronunciation: (kō'tō Japn. kô'tô'), [key]
— pl. -tos, -to.
  1. 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.
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