和洋折衷

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
よう
Grade: 3
せつ > せっ
Grade: 4
ちゅう
Grade: S
on’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

Yoji jukugo (四字熟語), from 和洋 (wayō, Japan and the West) +‎ 折衷 (setchū, compromise).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • On’yomi
    • (Tokyo) よーせっちゅう [wàyóó sétchúú] (Heiban – [0])
    • (Tokyo) よーせっちゅう [wáꜜyòò sètchùù] (Atamadaka – [1])
    • (Tokyo) よーせっちゅう [wàyóó séꜜtchùù] (Nakadaka – [4])
    • IPA(key): [ɰᵝa̠jo̞ː se̞t̚t͡ɕɨᵝː]

Noun[edit]

和洋折衷 (hiragana わようせっちゅう, rōmaji wayō setchū, historical hiragana わやうせつちゆう)

  1. a blend of Japanese and Western elements
    • 1997 December 20, Matsuura, Tokihiko, “だい はつこい [Chapter 1: First Love]”, in タキシード銀 [Tuxedo Gin], volume 1 (fiction, in Japanese), 2nd edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-125291-5, page 34:
      ——しかし、 (ぼう) () (かっ) (こう) (てん)使 () () (はね)—— () (よう) (せっ) (ちゅう)か? () (せっ) (そう)な…
      ——Shikashi, bōzu no kakkō ni tenshi no wa to hane—— wayō setchū ka? Musessō na…
      ——One thing tho, are you tryna get to a harmony of Japanese and Western styles—— with the angel’s halo and wings on a Buddhist monk’s look? More like a clash…
      し… (しつ) (れい)な‼
      Shi… Shitsurei na‼
      Y… You insolent jerk‼

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