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n. pl. shoji or sho·jis
A translucent screen consisting of a wooden frame covered in rice paper, used as a sliding door or partition in a Japanese house.

[Japanese shōji : shō, barrier, screen (from Middle Chinese tʂiang`; also the source of Mandarin jiàng) + -ji, noun-forming suff. (from Middle Chinese tsẓ´; see gyoza).]


(ˈʃəʊʒiː; -dʒiː)
n, pl -ji or -jis
1. (Furniture) a rice-paper screen in a sliding wooden frame, used in Japanese houses as a partition
2. (Furniture) any similar screen
[C19: from Japanese, from shō to separate + ji a piece]


(ˈʃoʊ dʒi)

n., pl. -ji, -jis.
a light screen of translucent paper, used as a sliding door or room divider.
[1875–80; < Japanese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoji - a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper
cover, covert, concealment, screen - a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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