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gagaku

[gah-gah-koo]
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noun
  1. the select group of Japanese men who, as both dancers and musicians, perform the bugaku.
  2. the style of music played to accompany the bugaku.

Origin of gagaku

< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese elegant + yuè music; cf. bugaku
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