Definition of kabuki noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈbuːki//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈbuːki//
[uncountable] (from Japanese) Types of play
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traditional Japanese theatre, in which songs, dance and mime are performed by men See related entries: Types of play Word OriginJapanese, originally as a verb meaning ‘act dissolutely’, later interpreted as if from ka ‘song’ + bu ‘dance’ + ki ‘art’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kabuki