優美

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

優美

  1. (music, scenery) graceful, exquisite, pleasing

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ゆう
Grade: 6

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

優美 (-na inflection, hiragana ゆうび, romaji yūbi)

  1. graceful, refined, elegant
    • 1953, 牧野富太郎, 植物一日一題:
       (あき)になるとカエデと同様紅葉 (どうようこうよう)するが、しかしカエデほど優美 (ゆうび)ではない。
      aki ni naru to kaede to dōyō kōyō suru ga, shikashi kaede hodo yūbi de wa nai.
      Its leaves turn in autumn like the maple's, but it is not as elegant as the maple is.

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

優美 (hiragana ゆうび, romaji yūbi)

  1. grace, refinement, elegance