[ reng-guh ]


Origin of renga

1875–80; <Japanese <Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese lián link + song

Words Nearby renga Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use renga in a sentence

  • She was learned, and a great poet in the style called renga.

  • After a while the same practice was applied to comic poetry, thus producing the so-called haikai-no-renga, or comic linked verses.

    The Japanese Spirit | Yoshisaburo Okakura
  • This usage of capping verses known as renga came to be very popular, from the Court downward, as early as the thirteenth century.

    The Japanese Spirit | Yoshisaburo Okakura