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kyogen

[kee-oh-gen; Japanese kyaw-gen]
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noun
  1. a brief Japanese play performed between Nō plays to provide comic relief.
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Origin of kyogen

< Japanese kyōgen, equivalent to kyō- mad + -gen talk (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese kuángyán boast)
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