One of the most amazing string instruments ever created: a type of harp/lute from West Africa (mainly found in Senegal, Mali, Gambia, and Guinea) with many strings. The instrument consists of a long fingerboard with moveable frets, and two courses of strings running across a large gourd across which an animal skin is stretched. The instrument is held toward the chest with the strings facing toward you, and the gourd has two pegs, one on the each on the left and right of the top. The sound is delicate and tinkly, much like a harp.
Toumane Diabate and Alhaji Bai Konte are two of the top names to seek when you'e looking for a CD of kora music.
by pentozali February 17, 2009
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The most beautiful girl alive. Commonly identified by her "ghetto booty". Currently dating a cool guy only known as "The Man".
Damn that girl looks almost as good as Kora!
by Dolarhyde August 23, 2004
This is a transliterated Bangali slang for really awesome; kickass; amazing.
Chuck Norris is fucking kora.
by putkey January 28, 2008
Could go under the name Cora, sweetest girl alive.
Dang, I wish I could take Kora to the dance.
by B-train February 07, 2005