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gagaku

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noun ga·ga·ku \gä-ˈgä-(ˌ)kü\

Definition of gagaku

  1. :  the ancient court music of Japan



Origin of gagaku

Japanese, from ga elegance + gaku music


First Known Use: 1929

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