ma·​ki·​mo·​no ˌmä-ki-ˈmō-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce makimono (audio)
plural makimonos
: a horizontal Japanese ornamental pictorial or calligraphic scroll compare kakemono

Word History


Japanese, scroll, from maki roll, scroll + mono thing

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of makimono was in 1880

Dictionary Entries Near makimono

Cite this Entry

“Makimono.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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