曲艺

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

曲艺

  1. quyi, a category of traditional, usually non-staged, Chinese vocal art forms such as changqu (唱曲, ballad singing), shuoshu (说书, storytelling), xiaopin (小品, comic dialogues), kuaiban (快板, clapper talk), and xiangsheng (相声, crosstalk).

Usage notes[edit]

The term 曲艺 acquired wide usage only after 1949. It is nearly synonymous with the earlier term 说唱.

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