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Noh

[noh] /noʊ/
noun
1.
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or No, Noh

[noh] /noʊ/
noun
1.
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 called Nogaku.
Compare kabuki.
Origin of
1870-1875
1870-75; < Japanese, earlier noũ < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese néng ability
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Noh

/nəʊ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of No1

No1

/nəʊ/
noun (pl) No, Noh
1.
the stylized classic drama of Japan, developed in the 15th century or earlier, using music, dancing, chanting, elaborate costumes, and themes from religious stories or myths
Word Origin
from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng

No2

/nəʊ/
noun
1.
Lake No, a lake in South Sudan, where the Bahr el Jebel (White Nile) is joined by the Bahr el Ghazal. Area: about 103 sq km (40 sq miles)

No3

Chemical symbol
1.
nobelium

no1

/nəʊ/
sentence substitute
1.
used to express denial, disagreement, refusal, disapproval, disbelief, or acknowledgment of negative statements
2.
used with question intonation to query a previous negative statement, as in disbelief: Alfred isn't dead yet. No?
noun (pl) noes, nos
3.
an answer or vote of no
4.
(often pl) a person who votes in the negative
5.
the noes have it, there is a majority of votes in the negative
6.
not take no for an answer, to continue in a course of action despite refusals
Compare yes, aye2
Word Origin
Old English nā, from ne not, no + ā ever; see ay1

no2

/nəʊ/
determiner
1.
not any, not a, or not one: there's no money left, no card in the file
2.
not by a long way; not at all: she's no youngster
3.
(followed by comparative adjectives and adverbs) not: no fewer than forty men, no more quickly than before
4.
no go, See go1 (sense 74)
Word Origin
Old English nā, changed from nānnone1

no3

abbreviation
1.
Norway
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Word Origin and History for Noh

traditional Japanese masked drama, 1871, from Japanese, literally "ability, talent, function." Dramatic form also known as nogaku, with gaku "music."

no

"negative reply," early 13c., from Old English na (adv.) "no, never, not at all," from ne "not, no" + a "ever." First element from Proto-Germanic *ne (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Old High German ne, Gothic ni "not"), from PIE root *ne "no, not" (see un-). Second element from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see aye (2)).

As an adjective meaning "not any" (c.1200) it is reduced from Old English nan (see none), the final -n omitted first before consonants and then altogether. As a noun from c.1300. Phrase no can do "it is not possible" is attested from 1827, a locution of English-speaking Chinese noted 19c. in China, Australia and West Coast of U.S.

We repeated our advice again and again, but got no answer but a loud horse-laugh, and their national maxim of No can do: Europe fashion no do in China. ["Reminiscences of a Voyage to and from China," in "Paxton's Horticultural Register," London, 1836]
Construction no X, no Y attested from 1530s (in no peny no pardon). No problem as an interjection of assurance first attested 1963. No way as an expression meaning "it can't be done" is attested by 1968.

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Noh in Medicine

No 2

The symbol for the element nobelium.

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Noh in Science
No  
The symbol for nobelium.
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Idioms and Phrases with Noh
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