曲藝

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See also: 曲艺

Chinese[edit]

 
tune; song; bent; crooked; wrong
skill; art
trad. (曲藝)
simp. (曲艺)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

曲藝

  1. quyi; a category of traditional, usually non-staged, Chinese vocal art forms such as ballad singing (唱曲, chàngqǔ), storytelling (說書说书 (shuōshū), shuōshū), comic dialogues (小品 (xiǎopǐn), xiǎopǐn), clapper talk (快板 (kuàibǎn), kuàibǎn), and crosstalk (相聲相声 (xiàngsheng), xiàngshēng)

Usage notes[edit]

The term 曲藝/曲艺 acquired wide usage only after 1949. It is nearly synonymous with the earlier term 說唱说唱 (shuōchàng).

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