kyogen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 狂言 ‎(kyōgen きょうげん), from Middle Chinese 狂言 (güang-ngjon "crazed ramblings"), from ("crazy", "mad") + ("speech").

Noun[edit]

kyogen ‎(countable and uncountable, plural kyogens)

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  1. (uncountable) A form of traditional Japanese theatre, once performed alongside noh as a comic intermission.
  2. (countable) A work in this genre.