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origami

[ awr-i-gah-mee ]

noun

, plural o·ri·ga·mis
  1. the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers.
  2. an object made by origami.


origami

/ ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːmɪ /

noun

  1. the art or process, originally Japanese, of paper folding


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Word History and Origins

Origin of origami1

1920–25; < Japanese, equivalent to ori fold + -gami, combining form of kami paper

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Word History and Origins

Origin of origami1

from Japanese, from ori a folding + kami paper

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Example Sentences

Their intricate origami sculptures are part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and a decade ago they were featured artists in a documentary about the art form that aired on PBS.

The overall styling is dazzling, with sheet metal that has been stretched and pulled into an edgy origami design.

Never mind simple reverse origami, this is a process that will take a full six months before the telescope is at last in place, deployed and ready to go about its work.

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The toys, made from 100% recyclable paperboard, are part puzzle and part origami.

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Darlene Cain strolled across the Mall Saturday morning, passing tens of thousands of small origami boxes that each represented a victim of gun violence, until she arrived at the one she had carefully folded.

She followed a Japanese tradition that says if you fold 1,000 origami paper cranes, you are granted a wish.

Can you instruct someone how to make an origami ‘cootie catcher’ with just words?

When folded several times, similar to origami, cardboard had legitimate structural strength.

This is why 18 of the top 20 origami experts in the world are tall people.

From fishnet-embellished LBDs, to origami-esque skirts and dresses, Jenden succeeded in making monochrome feel absolutely fresh.

Mostly, though, he was paying attention to Hilda, who was running down her war stories from the Multiple Origami fundraiser.

Clearest book for making origami sail boats, roosters, frogs that move legs, etc. 40 projects.

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