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.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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).

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From Japanese 歌舞伎 (kabuki).


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