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British Dictionary definitions for kathakali

Kathakali

noun plural -lis
  1. a form of dance drama of S India using mime and based on Hindu literature

Word Origin

from Malayalam, from katha story + kali play
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Historical Examples

  • During the four days of the marriage, entertainments, such as Kathakali drama or Ottan Tullal, are very common.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston