A plucked zither-like stringed instrument (chordophone), traditionally featuring seven unfretted strings, originating in ancient China.
Flowing forth suddenly or violently.
The guqin ([kùtɕʰǐn] (listen); Chinese: 古琴) is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favoured by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as highlighted by the quote as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.
‘a gentleman does not part with his qin or se without good reason,’;
Inclined to gush; effusive.
‘a gushing tourist’;
The act or motion of something that gushes.
Rushing forth with violence, as a fluid; flowing copiously; as, gushing waters.
Emitting copiously, as tears or words; weakly and unreservedly demonstrative in matters of affection; sentimental.
‘a gushing hydrant’; ‘pouring flood waters’;
uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm;
‘a novel told in burbly panting tones’;
‘insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship’; ‘a large gushing female’; ‘write unrestrained and gushy poetry’;