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tokonoma

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noun to·ko·no·ma \ˌtō-kə-ˈnō-mə\

Definition of tokonoma

  1. :  a niche or alcove in the wall of a Japanese house for the display of a decorative object



Origin and Etymology of tokonoma

Japanese


First Known Use: 1871

Rhymes with tokonoma

adenoma, carcinoma, granuloma, hematoma, melanoma, myeloma, Oklahoma, papilloma, teratoma


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