Definition of kanji
: a Japanese system of writing that utilizes characters borrowed or adapted from Chinese writing; also : a single character in the kanji system — compare kana
Recent Examples of kanji from the Web
The intro screens are an unappealing mess of bad art and blurry kanji, the chiptunes ever so slightly grating.
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Origin and Etymology of kanji
First Known Use: 1920See Words from the same year
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