Shinto

noun
Shin·​to | \ ˈshin-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Shinto (audio) \

Definition of Shinto

: the indigenous religion of Japan consisting chiefly in the cultic devotion to deities of natural forces and veneration of the Emperor as a descendant of the sun goddess

Other Words from Shinto

Shinto adjective
Shintoism \ ˈshin-​(ˌ)tō-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Shinto (audio) \ noun
Shintoist \ ˈshin-​ˌtō-​ist How to pronounce Shinto (audio) \ noun or adjective
Shintoistic \ ˌshin-​tō-​ˈi-​stik How to pronounce Shinto (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Shinto

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shinto

Japanese shintō

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“Shinto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shinto. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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Shinto

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Shinto

: the traditional religion of Japan

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