Kawabata

[ kah-wuh-bah-tuh; Japanese kah-wah-bah-tah ]
/ ˌkɑ wəˈbɑ tə; Japanese ˈkɑ wɑˈbɑ tɑ /

noun

Ya·su·na·ri [yah-soo-nah-ree] /ˈyɑ sʊˈnɑ ri/, 1899–1972, Japanese novelist and short-story writer: Nobel Prize 1968.

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British Dictionary definitions for kawabata

Kawabata

/ (ˌkæwəˈbɑːtə) /

noun

Yasunari (ˌjæsʊˈnɑːrɪ). 1899–1972, Japanese novelist, author of Yukiguni (Snow Country, 1948) and Yama no oto (The Sound of the Mountain, 1954): Nobel prize for literature 1968
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