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To Recite, To Chant
transitive verb, godan verb
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means Shamisen song, so the verb version is to sing.
Remember how 歌う means "to sing" too? Well it has the same reading. If you know that one, you know this one. Yay!
My uncle is a singing accordion player.