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Pronunciation: /pɪˈpɑː
 
, ˈpʌɪpə
 
, ˈpɪpə
 
/

noun

Another term for Suriname toad.
Example sentences
  • In Pipa, a secondarily aquatic frog, using alternate sets of histological sections, reveals that, apart from Jacobson's organ, this species has a ‘water-nose’ and an ‘air-nose’.

Origin

early 18th century: probably from Galibi.

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːpə
 
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noun

A shallow-bodied, four-stringed Chinese instrument resembling a lute.
Example sentences
  • Since '96, Montreal has been home to Fang, her pipa (the Chinese lute) and the stack of awards and honours she picked up in her native China.
  • The founder and musical director Khor Seng Chew emerged in music circles as the Malaysian national pipa champion, beating over 100 contestants.
  • Many Chinese people might have forgotten that pipa the traditional Chinese instrument, was actually introduced to China along the Silk Road.

Origin

Chinese.

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