bu·​toh | \ ˈbü-tō How to pronounce butoh (audio) \
variants: or Butoh

Definition of butoh

: 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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First Known Use of butoh

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for butoh

borrowed from Japanese butō “dance”

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“Butoh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butoh. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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