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Noh

[noh]
noun
  1. .
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or No, Noh

[noh]
noun
  1. classic drama of Japan, developed chiefly in the 14th century, employing verse, prose, choral song, and dance in highly conventionalized formal and thematic patterns derived from religious sources and folk myths.
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Compare kabuki.

Origin of

1870–75; < Japanese, earlier noũ < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese néng ability
Also called Nogaku.
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Examples from the Web for noh

Historical Examples

  • In the course of the year, on the 11th Noh, Prince Mantunalo arrived.

    The Annals of the Cakchiquels

    Daniel G. Brinton

  • Of course, having accepted your paper on the Noh, I could not refrain from publishing it.

    Instigations

    Ezra Pound

  • "Cathay" and "Lustra" were followed by the translations of Noh plays.

  • The play shows the relation of the early Noh to the God-dance.

  • But he wished he told her to become a player of old women on the Noh stage.


British Dictionary definitions for noh

Noh

noun
  1. a variant spelling of No 1
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No1

Noh

noun plural No or Noh
  1. the stylized classic drama of Japan, developed in the 15th century or earlier, using music, dancing, chanting, elaborate costumes, and themes from religious stories or myths
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Word Origin

from Japanese talent, from Chinese neng

No2

noun
  1. Lake No a lake in South Sudan, where the Bahr el Jebel (White Nile) is joined by the Bahr el Ghazal. Area: about 103 sq km (40 sq miles)
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No3

the chemical symbol for
  1. nobelium
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no1

sentence substitute
  1. used to express denial, disagreement, refusal, disapproval, disbelief, or acknowledgment of negative statements
  2. used with question intonation to query a previous negative statement, as in disbeliefAlfred isn't dead yet. No?
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noun plural noes or nos
  1. an answer or vote of no
  2. (often plural) a person who votes in the negative
  3. the noes have it there is a majority of votes in the negative
  4. not take no for an answer to continue in a course of action despite refusals
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Compare yes, aye 2

Word Origin

Old English nā, from ne not, no + ā ever; see ay 1

no2

determiner
  1. not any, not a, or not onethere's no money left; no card in the file
  2. not by a long way; not at allshe's no youngster
  3. (followed by comparative adjectives and adverbs) notno fewer than forty men; no more quickly than before
  4. no go See go 1 (def. 74)
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Word Origin

Old English nā, changed from nān none 1

no3

the internet domain name for
  1. Norway
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Word Origin and History for noh

Noh

traditional Japanese masked drama, 1871, from Japanese, literally "ability, talent, function." Dramatic form also known as nogaku, with gaku "music."

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no

"negative reply," early 13c., from Old English na (adv.) "no, never, not at all," from ne "not, no" + a "ever." First element from Proto-Germanic *ne (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Old High German ne, Gothic ni "not"), from PIE root *ne "no, not" (see un-). Second element from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (see aye (2)).

As an adjective meaning "not any" (c.1200) it is reduced from Old English nan (see none), the final -n omitted first before consonants and then altogether. As a noun from c.1300. Phrase no can do "it is not possible" is attested from 1827, a locution of English-speaking Chinese noted 19c. in China, Australia and West Coast of U.S.

We repeated our advice again and again, but got no answer but a loud horse-laugh, and their national maxim of No can do: Europe fashion no do in China. ["Reminiscences of a Voyage to and from China," in "Paxton's Horticultural Register," London, 1836]

Construction no X, no Y attested from 1530s (in no peny no pardon). No problem as an interjection of assurance first attested 1963. No way as an expression meaning "it can't be done" is attested by 1968.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

noh in Medicine

No

  1. The symbol for the elementnobelium
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noh in Science

No

  1. The symbol for nobelium.
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Idioms and Phrases with noh

no

In addition to the idioms beginning with no

  • no accounting for tastes, there's
  • no buts
  • no call for
  • no can do
  • nodding acquaintance
  • no dice
  • nod off
  • no doubt
  • no end
  • no flies on one
  • no fool like an old fool, there's
  • no go
  • no good
  • no great shakes
  • no hard feelings
  • no holds barred
  • no ifs or buts
  • no joke
  • no kidding
  • no longer
  • no love lost
  • no man is an island
  • no matter
  • no matter how you slice it
  • none of one's business
  • none of the above
  • none other than
  • none the wiser
  • none the worse for
  • none too
  • no news is good news
  • no offense
  • no pain, no gain
  • no picnic
  • no problem
  • nose about
  • nose in
  • nose in a book, have one's
  • nose in the air, have one's
  • nose into
  • nose out
  • nose out of joint, have one's
  • nose to the grindstone, keep one's
  • no shit
  • no sir
  • no skin off one's nose
  • no smoke without fire, there's
  • no soap
  • no sooner said than done
  • no spring chicken
  • no stomach for, have
  • no strings attached
  • no such thing
  • no sweat
  • no telling
  • no thanks to
  • no time at all
  • no time for, have
  • no time like the present, there's
  • no two ways about it
  • no use crying over spilt milk
  • no use, it's
  • no way
  • no wonder

also see:

  • all talk (and no action)
  • all work and no play
  • by no means
  • close but no cigar
  • come to an end (to no good)
  • cut no ice
  • do any (no) good
  • feel no pain
  • hell has no fury
  • hold no brief for
  • in no case
  • in no time
  • in no uncertain terms
  • leave no stone unturned
  • less than (no time)
  • long time no see
  • lose (no) time
  • make no bones about
  • make no difference
  • make no mistake
  • money is no object
  • none of one's (have no) business
  • point of no return
  • pull no punches
  • rolling stone gathers no moss
  • shadow of a doubt, no
  • take no for an answer
  • there's no telling
  • to little (no) purpose
  • to no avail
  • under any (no) circumstances
  • up to no good
  • yes and no
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