variants or less commonly No
plural Noh also No
: classic Japanese dance-drama having a heroic theme, a chorus, and highly stylized action, costuming, and scenery

Examples of Noh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stephen Noh, Sporting News: Pacers get a B, the Raptors an A Giving away picks hurts. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Jan. 2024 The 52-room resort, set to open in the third quarter of 2024, will sit on a hill above the city, near an ancient bamboo grove and become the city's first and only hotel with a Noh stage, creating a new take on the ryokan experience. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 The Korean survival thriller opens with an unsettling vignette: Park Joo Young (Jeon Jong-Seo), a teen girl wearing a short black skirt and a private school blazer, meets an older man named Noh Hyung-soo (Jin Sun-kyu) in a remote hotel room. Kristen Baldwin,, 6 Dec. 2023 Percussionist Haruka Fujii played a feisty solo suggesting Noh vocalizations and drums, as well as Kodo drumming, a Japanese counterpart to Sandeep Das’ earlier train music. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 After birdies on his first two holes (Nos. 10 and 11), Noh failed to birdie again and bogeyed Nos. 5, 17, and 18, and double-bogeyed No. 2 to finish 3 over. Stefan Stevenson, Dallas News, 13 May 2023 The Best Movies and Shows Leaving Netflix This Week Live (Season 1) Set in the world of South Korean police officers, Live is a gripping drama series created by Noh Hee-kyung. Travis Bean, Forbes, 5 May 2023 Home court advantage aside, The Sporting News' Stephen Noh has examined how Poeltl's presence can be a real difference-maker for Toronto against Chicago. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 10 Apr. 2023 The mask is used within the classical Japanese dance-drama Noh, and was a nod to Safin’s heritage. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 13 Oct. 2021

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Word History


Japanese , literally, talent

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Noh was in 1871

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“Noh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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