[ kir-i-gah-mee ]
/ ˌkɪr ɪˈgɑ mi /


the Japanese art or technique of cutting and folding paper into objects or designs.


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British Dictionary definitions for kirigami

/ (ˌkɪrɪˈɡɑːmɪ) /


the art, originally Japanese, of folding and cutting paper into decorative shapesCompare origami

Word Origin for kirigami

C20: from Japanese
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