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A type of popular Japanese drama, evolved from the older Noh theater, in which elaborately costumed performers, nowadays men only, use stylized movements, dances, and songs in order to enact tragedies and comedies.

[Japanese, art of singing and dancing : ka, singing (from Middle Chinese ka; also the source of Mandarin) + bu, dancing; see buto + ki, art, artist (from Middle Chinese kɦi`; also the source of Mandarin).]


(Theatre) a form of Japanese drama based on popular legends and characterized by elaborate costumes, stylized acting, and the use of male actors for all roles. See also No1
[Japanese, from ka singing + bu dancing + ki art]


(kəˈbu ki, ˈkɑ buˌki)

a popular drama of Japan characterized by elaborate costuming, stylized acting, and the performance of all roles by male actors. Compare Nō.
[1895–1900; < Japanese]


1. A Japanese word meaning singing dancing art, used to mean a type of traditional Japanese drama.
2. Highly stylized traditional Japanese theater with music and dance.
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