gagaku

noun
ga·​ga·​ku | \ gä-ˈgä-(ˌ)kü How to pronounce gagaku (audio) \

Definition of gagaku

: the ancient court music of Japan

First Known Use of gagaku

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gagaku

borrowed from Japanese, from ga "elegance" + gaku "music"

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“Gagaku.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gagaku. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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