歌舞伎

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Chinese[edit]

song to dance; to wield; to brandish craft
simp. and trad.
(歌舞伎)

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 歌舞伎 ‎(かぶき, kabuki)

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Noun[edit]

歌舞伎

  1. kabuki (a form of Japanese theatre)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

The nominalized form of the verb kabuk- ‎(to tilt, lean). The kanji literally mean "song, dance, and skill", but are ateji and not etymologically related.

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Noun[edit]

歌舞伎 ‎(hiragana かぶき, romaji kabuki)

  1. (culture, art) kabuki