[ gah-gah-koo ]
/ gɑˈgɑ ku /
the select group of Japanese men who, as both dancers and musicians, perform the bugaku.
the style of music played to accompany the bugaku.
Origin of gagaku
< Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yǎ elegant + yuè music; cf. bugaku
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