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noun plural -lis
  1. a form of dance drama of S India using mime and based on Hindu literature
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Word Origin for Kathakali

from Malayalam, from katha story + kali play
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Historical Examples of kathakali

  • During the four days of the marriage, entertainments, such as Kathakali drama or Ottan Tullal, are very common.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston