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noun Shin·to \ˈshin-(ˌ)tō\

: the traditional religion of Japan

Full Definition of SHINTO

:  the indigenous religion of Japan consisting chiefly in the cultic devotion to deities of natural forces and veneration of the Emperor as a descendant of the sun goddess
Shinto adjective
Shin·to·ism \-(ˌ)tō-ˌi-zəm\ noun
Shin·to·ist \-ˌtō-ist\ noun or adjective
Shin·to·is·tic \ˌshin-tō-ˈis-tik\ adjective

Origin of SHINTO

Japanese shintō
First Known Use: 1727

Rhymes with SHINTO


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