ka·​thak | \ kəˈtäk \
plural -s

Definition of kathak

: an intricate dance of northern India that includes passages of narrative pantomime — compare bharata natya, kathakali, manipuri

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History and Etymology for kathak

Bengali, professional storyteller, from Sanskrit kathaka, from kathayati he tells, narrates, from kathā talk, story, from kathā how; akin to Sanskrit ka who?

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“Kathak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kathak. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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