浮き彫り

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
ほ > ぼ
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 浮き (uki, floating, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 浮く uku, “to float, to rise”) +‎ 彫り (hori, carving, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 彫る horu, “to carve, to dig out”). The hori changes to bori due to rendaku (連濁).

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Noun[edit]

浮き彫り (hiragana うきぼり, romaji ukibori)

  1. relief (a type of carving)
  2. sharp contrast, being brought into relief

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9