Bunraku

noun
Bun·​ra·​ku | \ bu̇n-ˈrä-(ˌ)kü How to pronounce Bunraku (audio) \

Definition of Bunraku

: Japanese puppet theater featuring large costumed wooden puppets, puppeteers who are onstage, and a chanter who speaks all the lines

First Known Use of Bunraku

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bunraku

Japanese

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“Bunraku.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bunraku. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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