高潮

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Chinese[edit]

high; tall
 
tide; current; damp; moist; humid
simp. and trad.
(高潮)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 高潮 ‎(kōchō)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

高潮 (classifier , )

  1. orgasm
  2. climax; major development
  3. (oceanography) high tide; high water
  4. upsurge

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たか
Grade: 2
しお
Grade: 6
kun'yomi
Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
ちょう
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

高潮 ‎(hiragana こうちょう, romaji kōchō, historical hiragana かうてう) (alternative reading hiragana たかしお, romaji takashio, historical hiragana たかしほ)

  1. climax
  2. (oceanography) high tide

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0