曲藝

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Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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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), 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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