butoh

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 舞踏 (butō), from Middle Chinese 舞踏 (mjú-táw "dance") (compare Mandarin wǔdǎo 舞蹈, Cantonese mou5 dou6 舞蹈), from Old Chinese 舞蹈 (*kə.maʔ tˁawʔ "dance [for joy or praise]"), from ("dance") + ("step"). The trailing “h” is to indicate the pronunciation – compare bokeh.

Noun[edit]

butoh (uncountable)

  1. A form of Japanese contemporary dance.

Adjective[edit]

butoh (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to butoh.
    She’s a butoh dancer.

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