khaen

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noun \ˈken\
variants: less commonly

khene

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kaen

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khen

Definition of khaen

plural

khaens

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khenes

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kaens

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khens

  1. :  a Southeast Asian mouth organ that consists of a small wooden reservoir through which pass a set of six to eighteen long bamboo pipes each with a tiny metal free reed in a side opening and that is played by exhaling and inhaling In Thailand and Laos, the mouth organ called the khaen is also used for dancing, often while playing the instrument … — Jeremy Montagu, Origins and Development of Musical Instruments, 2007

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1955

First Known Use of khaen

1955


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