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Kabuki

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noun Ka·bu·ki \kə-ˈbü-kē, ˈkä-bü-(ˌ)kē\

Simple Definition of Kabuki

  • : a traditional form of Japanese entertainment with singing and dancing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Kabuki

  1. :  traditional Japanese popular drama performed with highly stylized singing and dancing

Origin and Etymology of kabuki

Japanese


First Known Use: 1899

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