Noh(redirected from Noh theatre)
Related to Noh theatre: Kabuki Theatre
Nohalso No (nō)
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 nō, talent, ability, Noh, from Early Middle Chinese néŋ, be capable of, can, ability (also the source of Mandarin néeng).]
(Theatre) a variant spelling of No1
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)]
1. not any: no money.
2. not at all; far from being: He is no genius.
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]