/noh/, n.
classic drama of Japan, developed chiefly in the 14th century, employing verse, prose, choral song, and dance in highly conventionalized formal and thematic patterns derived from religious sources and folk myths.
Also, No, Noh. Also called Nogaku. Cf. kabuki.
[1870-75; < Japn, earlier nou < MChin, equiv. to Chin néng ability]

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Universalium. 2010.


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