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[mah-kuh-moh-noh; Japanese mah-kee-maw-naw] /ˌmɑ kəˈmoʊ noʊ; Japanese ˈmɑ kiˌmɔ nɔ/
noun, plural makimonos, makimono.
a horizontal hand scroll containing either text or a captioned painting, intended to be viewed as it is unrolled from right to left, one segment at a time.
Compare kakemono.
Origin of makimono
1880-85; < Japanese, equivalent to maki wind + mono thing Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These are the two forms best known under their Japanese names of kakemono and makimono.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci

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