kabuki

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Depiction of a kabuki theater scene.

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 歌舞伎 (kabuki, かぶき), from Middle Chinese (ka-mjú "song and dance") (compare Mandarin gēwǔ 歌舞) + (gjé "performer").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /kəˈbuːki/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧bu‧ki

Noun[edit]

kabuki (uncountable) (often capitalized)

  1. A form of Japanese theatre in which elaborately costumed male performers use stylized movements, dances, and songs in order to enact tragedies and comedies.

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Romanization[edit]

kabuki

  1. rōmaji reading of かぶき