本曲

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほん
Grade: 1
きょく
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (hon, main; current, this) +‎ (kyoku, piece(s) of music).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

本曲 (hiragana ほんきょく, rōmaji honkyoku)

  1. (music) those pieces of traditional Japanese music composed primarily for the 尺八 (shakuhachi) flute, but also including the  () (きゅう) (kokyū, Japanese bowed lute with three or four strings), and the  (こと) (koto)
  2. this piece of music, the relevant piece of music (as established earlier in the conversation)

Antonyms[edit]

  • (traditional Japanese music):  (がい) (きょく) (gaikyoku): those pieces of traditional Japanese music composed for other instruments than the shakuhachi, kokyū, and koto

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN