noun bu·toh \ˈbü-tō\
variants: or


Definition of butoh

  1. :  a form of dance or performance art of Japanese origin typically involving slow movement and often white makeup Fujiwara's solo piece, Lost and Found, draws more on her background in the Japanese modern dance form butoh. — Erika Thorkelson, Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), 12 Jan. 2013

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Origin and Etymology of butoh

borrowed from Japanese butō “dance”

First Known Use: 1984

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