noun to·ko·no·ma \ˌtō-kə-ˈnō-mə\

Definition of tokonoma

  1. :  a niche or alcove in the wall of a Japanese house for the display of a decorative object

Origin and Etymology of tokonoma


First Known Use: 1871

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