from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A type of popular Japanese drama, evolved from the older No theater, in which elaborately costumed performers, nowadays men only, use stylized movements, dances, and songs in order to enact tragedies and comedies.
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- n. Alternative spelling of kabuki.
Japanese, art of singing and dancing : ka, singing (from Middle Chinese) + bu, dancing (from Middle Chinese muə, wuə) + ki, art, artist (from Middle Chinese giʔ, khi).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 歌舞伎 (kabuki). (Wiktionary)