notan

noun
no·​tan | \ ˈnōˈtän \
plural -s

Definition of notan

: the combination of lights and darks especially as used in Japanese art : the design or pattern of a work of art as seen in flat areas of dark and light values only — compare chiaroscuro

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History and Etymology for notan

Japanese nōtan

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“Notan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notan. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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