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tanka

noun tan·ka \ˈtäŋ-kə\

Definition of TANKA

:  an unrhymed Japanese verse form of five lines containing five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables respectively; also :  a poem in this form — compare haiku

Origin of TANKA

Japanese
First Known Use: circa 1877

Rhymes with TANKA

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May 24, 2015
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