abhinaya

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit अभिनय (abhinaya) ("acting, dramatic action")

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abhinaya (plural abhinayas)

  1. (dance) Use of the face and hands, in an expressive manner, similar to the kathakali dance of India.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3