Mei·​ji ˈmā-(ˌ)jē How to pronounce Meiji (audio)
often attributive
: the period of the reign (1868–1912) of Emperor Mutsuhito of Japan

Word History


Japanese, literally, enlightened rule

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Meiji was in 1873

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“Meiji.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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