bugaku

[ boo-gah-koo ]
/ bʊˈgɑ kʊ /

noun

a classical Japanese dance of Chinese origin, originally designed as entertainment for the imperial palace: performed exclusively by men, who serve as both dancers and musicians.

Nearby words

  1. bug off,
  2. bug out,
  3. bug-eyed,
  4. bug-juice,
  5. bugaboo,
  6. bugaloo,
  7. buganda,
  8. bugatti,
  9. bugayev,
  10. bugayev, boris nikolayevich

Origin of bugaku

< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dance + yuè music; cf. gagaku

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