[ bee-wah ]

  1. Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, on Honshu, near Kyoto. 260 sq. mi. (673 sq. km).

  • Also called O·mi [oh-mee; Japanese aw-mee] /ˈoʊ mi; Japanese ˈɔ mi/ .

Words Nearby Biwa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Biwa in a sentence

  • One hundred and thirty miles to the west as the crane wings her flight, in the heart of Omi, is Biwa Ko, the lake of the lute.

    Japanese Fairy World | William Elliot Griffis
  • On those days I one day went to the city and bought a little doll of blind priest with a Biwa.

  • He sought also the free air and the sound of falling water, yet dearer to him than the plucked strings of sho and Biwa.

  • To vary the programme a little, we made an excursion on the following day to Lake Biwa, some miles distant.

    Travels in the Far East | Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • The detached portion of the meizoseismal area near Lake Biwa may also point to a separate focus.