Definitions

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  • n. A form of traditional Japanese vocal music, often used in kabuki theatre.

Etymologies

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From Japanese 長唄.

Examples

  • He said Japanese have to a large extent become Westernized in their game-playing, and that the number of people enjoying traditional arts such as '' nagauta '' ballads sung to shamisen accompaniment has declined.

    Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

  • She was to have four classes that morning — shamisen, dance, tea ceremony, and a form of singing we call nagauta.

    Memoirs of a Geisha

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