Definition of Haikai

1. a type of Japanese poem [n HAIKAI]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haikai

hahnium
hahniums
hahs
hai
haick
haicks
haidingerite
haiduc
haiduck
haiducks
haiduk
haiduks
haigerachite
haik
haika
haikai (current term)
haikal
haikals
haiks
haiku
haikulike
haikus
hail
hail-fellow
hail-fellow-well-met
hail and ride
hail fellow well met
hail from
hail storm
hail storms

Literary usage of Haikai

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1. A History of Japanese Literature by William George Aston (1899)
"In the sixteenth century a kind of poem known as haikai, which consists of seventeen ... The haikai is a Tanka minus the concluding fourteen syllables, ..."

2. Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan for by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1905)
"Out of this, at a later date, by the dropping of the second hemistich, grew the haikai or Hokku, an ultra-Lilliputian class of poem having hut seventeen ..."

3. Japanese Impressions: With a Note on Confucius by Paul Louis Couchoud (1921)
"Until to-day the uta and the haikai have followed parallel ways. ... It is the journalists who write the haikai. The war with Russia brought forth hundreds ..."

4. Catalogue of Japanese Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of the by Robert Kennaway Douglas (1898)
"Ш ft u 'S) ВД în Ä haikai kakku Meiji shiu. ... It ВД fo íí S Ж Ш haikai Meiji shin ... and ^ gg $£ Щ MITSUMORI KAN-Ö. * 0£ ft Ш ЯФ IB haikai saijiki. ..."

5. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1902)
"After some time, it became fashionable to compose " linked verses " in the new comic or colloquial style, which accordingly received the name of haikai no ..."

6. Poet Lore (1905)
"The haikai is peculiarly suited to whimsical occasional verse and some few of these have been translated. The following undertakes to express, ..."

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