Noh

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Noh

also No  (nō)
n.
The classical drama of Japan, with music and dance performed in a highly stylized manner by elaborately dressed performers on an almost bare stage.

[Japanese , talent, ability, Noh, from Early Middle Chinese néŋ, be capable of, can, ability (also the source of Mandarin néeng).]

Noh

(nəʊ)
n
(Theatre) a variant spelling of No1

no1

(noʊ)

adv., n., pl. noes, nos. adv.
1. (a negative expressing dissent, denial, or refusal, as in response to a question or request.)
2. (used to emphasize or introduce a negative statement): No, not one of them came.
3. not in any degree or manner; not at all (used with a comparative): He is no better.
4. not: whether or no.
n.
5. an utterance of the word “no.”
6. a denial or refusal.
7. a negative vote or voter.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English nā, contraction of ne not + ā ever (see ay1)]

no2

(noʊ)

adj.
1. not any: no money.
2. not at all; far from being: He is no genius.
[1150–1200]

No


Chem. Symbol.
nobelium.

Noh

(noʊ)

n.
the classic drama of Japan, using chants and highly stylized movements and formal and thematic patterns derived from religious rites.
Compare kabuki.
[1870–75; < Japanese]

no.

or No.,

1. north.
2. northern.
3. number.
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