歌舞伎

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Chinese[edit]

to sing and dance; singing and dancing craft
simp. and trad.
(歌舞伎)
歌舞

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese  () () () (kabuki).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

歌舞伎

  1. kabuki (a form of Japanese theatre)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: S

Grade: S
on’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

歌舞伎 (hiragana かぶき, rōmaji kabuki)

  1. (culture, art) kabuki