Definition of Kabuki

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of kabuki) ¹



2. Noun. A form of Japanese theatre in which elaborately costumed male performers use stylized movements, dances, and songs in order to enact tragedies and comedies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kabuki

1. a form of Japanese theater [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kabuki

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kabure
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kaccha
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kacemic acid
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kachi-koshi

Literary usage of Kabuki

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Gradually the Kabuki developed the features ... But ih* Kabuki-za, and its yakusha (actors) remained sa plebeian institution. No samurai frequented the ..."

2. National Tests: What Other Countries Expect Their Students To Know by Lynne V. Cheney, National Endowment for the Humanities (1991)
"Among the popular arts and entertainments which spread during the Genroku period [1680-1709] were kabuki and ningyo-joruri [puppet plays]. , a famous script ..."

3. A World's Fair for the Global Village by Carl Malamud (1997)
"Manjiro is the pioneer behind a series of Kabuki for Everyone performances that have attempted to popularize the ancient art to high school students, ..."

4. Present-day Japan by Augusta M. Campbell Davidson (1904)
"Plays were written for the Joruri marionettes as well as for the Kabuki, ... The present-day Kabuki falls into two classes which have always, I believe, ..."

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