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Meaning of "quena" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUENA

quena  [ˈkeɪnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUENA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quena is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUENA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quena

Quena

The quena is the traditional flute of the Andes. Traditionally made of totora, it has 6 finger holes and one thumb hole, and is open on both ends or the bottom is half-closed. To produce sound, the player closes the top end of the pipe with the flesh between his chin and lower lip, and blows a stream of air downward, along the axis of the pipe, over an elliptical notch cut into the end. It is normally in the key of G, with G4 being the lowest note. It produces a very "textured" and "dark" timbre because of the length-to-bore ratio of about 16 to 20, which is very unlike the tone of the Western concert flute with bore ratio about 38. The quenacho is a greater, lower-toned version of the quena and made the same way. It is in the key of D, with D4 being the lowest note, a perfect fourth lower than the quena. It produces a very "rich" timbre because of the length-to-bore ratio of about 25, paradoxically brighter by comparison to the quena. Quena is mostly used in traditional Andean music.

Definition of quena in the English dictionary

The definition of quena in the dictionary is an Andean flute.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUENA


ana
ˈeɪnə
arcana
ɑːˈkeɪnə
Cana
ˈkeɪnə
caner
ˈkeɪnə
chicaner
ʃɪˈkeɪnə
container
kənˈteɪnə
Dana
ˈdeɪnə
entertainer
ˌɛntəˈteɪnə
gainer
ˈɡeɪnə
lantana
lænˈteɪnə
Magdalena
ˌmæɡdəˈleɪnə
no-brainer
ˌnəʊˈbreɪnə
planar
ˈpleɪnə
planer
ˈpleɪnə
rana
ˈreɪnə
retainer
rɪˈteɪnə
scena
ˈʃeɪnə
seiner
ˈseɪnə
strainer
ˈstreɪnə
trainer
ˈtreɪnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUENA

queerness
queest
quelea
quell
quellable
queller
Quelpart
quelquechose
queme
Quemoy
quench
quenchable
quencher
quenching
quenchless
quenchlessly
Queneau
quenelle
quep
quercetic

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUENA

arena
Athena
Cartagena
catena
Cesena
gena
Helena
hyena
Jena
Lena
Modena
novena
Pasadena
phenomena
plena
prolegomena
Saint Helena
sena
Siena
vena

Synonyms and antonyms of quena in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quena» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUENA

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Translator English - Chinese

quena
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quena
570 millions of speakers

English

quena
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

quena
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قنا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Quena
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quena
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

quena
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quena
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Quena
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quena
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ケーナ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

quena
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quena
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

quena
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Quena
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

quena
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Quena
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Quena
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Quena
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Quena
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Quena
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

quena
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

quena
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

quena
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quena

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUENA»

The term «quena» is normally little used and occupies the 111.700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUENA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quena

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUENA»

Discover the use of quena in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quena and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Guide to the Latin American Art Song Repertoire: An ...
45 1.558a, I. Quena, 1909, Alberto Williams, D4-GJ5, High, Felia Litvinne; orchestration available, Gurina, UCA 1.558b, II. Yaravi, 1909, Alberto Williams, B ^3-G|5, Med-high, Felia Litvinne; orchestration available, Gurina, UCA 1.558c, III.
Maya Hoover, 2010
2
Music in Aztec & Inca Territory
Bertonio himself interdicted our supposing that quenaquena could mean a double flute when, on pages 284 and 288 of his Segunda Parte del Vocabulario, he twice declared that quena quena, ppia ppia, and lutu lutu meant anything made of ...
Robert Murrell Stevenson, 1968
3
Spirit of the Incas: Music from the Andes
The legend of the quena A long, long time ago, a young princess of the Andes was in love with a young man. But before they could be married, the princess died while out in the valley one day. The young man was filled with sorrow. He would ...
Gary Underwood, 2006
4
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Part 1 ...
The playing of quena is generally restricted to the Andean dry season (April- October), although in many villages and rural towns mestizo players often associate the quena with Camaval (carnival). The modern urban quena is a more  ...
John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, 2003
5
Play the World: The 101 World Instrument Primer
Quena - Sauiix America The quena is the end-blown notch flute of the Andes, found in a variety of sizes and styles.With a history of almost three thousand years, the quena has been made from bamboo, wood, clay or bone. Quena come with ...
Randy Raine-Reusch, 2010
6
Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music
Quena The quena is a vertical notched flute mainly used in South AmericanAndean musical traditions from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, northern Chile, and northern Argentina. It is considered the traditional flute of the Andes. Modern quenas are ...
George Torres, 2013
7
A Race Diminished
PART XIII MAMA QUENA FUNCTIONS AS AN EXPERT ITNESS REGARDING THE CASE OF HOMOSEXUALITY While Mama Quena and I are still talking, we are interrupted by a villager. Mama Quena is needed to assist the tribal leaders in  ...
Maria Kasonda, 2006
8
Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management: ...
... and Refined Sugar Production of the Sugar Mills in Egypt (1,000 tons) Komombo, Aswan 1,800 630 72 180 Edfu, Aswan 1,150 402.5 46 115 Naga Hamady, Quena 1,750 612.5 70 175 Armant, Quena 1,250 437.5 50 125 Uose, Quena 1,650 ...
Salah El Haggar, 2010
9
Intimate Distance: Andean Music in Japan
When he was about twelve, a friend had him listen to a recording he called simply “folklore,” meaning Andean folklore or music that featured quena, zampoña, and charango. It was a recording of Uña Ramos, the Argentine quena player who ...
Michelle Bigenho, 2012
10
Music in Aztec & Inca Territory
Bertonio himself interdicted our supposing that quenaquena could mean a double flute when, on pages 284 and 288 of his Segunda Parte del Vocabulario, he twice declared that quena quena, ppia ppia, and lutu lutu meant anything made of ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUENA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quena is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Impactante incendio quena casas en el estado de Washington
Desde la otra orilla del río Wenatchee, Dominick Bonny vio arder un barrio entero de su ciudad del centro del estado de Washington a causa de un incendio ... «20minutos.com, Jun 15»
2
Homenaje al Perú al son de la quena
Quena-patria Después de pasearse por la música clásica y la flora musical más exuberante y variada, el consagrado vientista Sigi Velásquez presenta un ... «Agéndame Perú, Jun 15»
3
´Quena´ Rencoret: ´La ficción nacional va a tener la prioridad …
"Quena" Rencoret: "La ficción nacional va a tener la prioridad en Mega". Imagen foto_00000001 La directora del área dramática de Mega ahora va por una ... «Publimetro Chile, May 15»
4
Música x Todos: “Tocar cerca de “El Puma”, será como una fiesta en …
Rodrigo Sosa ejecuta la quena y será uno de los artistas que el lunes subirá al escenario de Música x Todos, poco antes que José Luis “El Puma” Rodríguez ... «Misiones OnLine, May 15»
5
Cierra hoy el encuentro nacional de la quena
Esta noche culmina el encuentro de la quena, evento en el que ocho talentosos del instrumento de las décadas de los 60 y 70 se dan cita para interpretar ... «La Razón, Apr 15»
6
México apreció magia de la quena boliviana
La representante de la quena boliviana, llegó a tierras mexicanas segura de hacer una buena representación del país en este festival, donde compartió ... «La Patria, Mar 15»
7
Temor por el estado del puente del río Bermejo, en La Quena
El puente sobre el río Bermejo en el paraje La Quena departamento de Embarcación se encuentra en muy mal estado. Un lector envió, a través de WhatsApp El ... «El Tribuno.com.ar, Mar 15»
8
Fallece Quena Arrieta
Eugenia "Quena" Arrieta Salvatierra, amiga y compañera de Víctor Jara, encargada del archivo de la Fundación Víctor Jara y madre adoptiva de Luchín, ... «CANCIONEROS.COM, Mar 15»
9
Hombre de la quena
E sta noche se estrenará La sexta cuerda, de lcompositor Abraham Padilla (Lima, 1968), un trabajo académico pensado en la quena solista y un cuarteto de ... «El Peruano, Feb 15»
10
'Quena y el Sacramús' Volumen 1
Quena-y-el-sacramus_tomo1_C Desde hace algo más de un año, Dolmen está apostando fuerte por reeditar grandes clásicos del cómic franco-belga. Desde ... «La Casa de EL, Dec 14»

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