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See also: khôn and khön



Borrowed from Thai โขน (kǒon).


khon (uncountable)

  1. A Thai form of dance with music and narration.
    • 2007 November 9, Jennifer Dunning, “Hear Them Talk and See Them Dance, Then Watch Their Cultures Clash”, in New York Times[1]:
      But he has found his perfect complement in Mr. Klunchun, a practitioner of khon, a form of classical Thai masked dance, who wanders serenely with Mr. Bel through a series of cultural collisions until the gentle cataclysm that suddenly and amusingly ends the conversation.