shoji

[ shoh-zhee, -jee ]
/ ˈʃoʊ ʒi, -dʒi /
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noun, plural sho·ji, sho·jis.

a light screen consisting of a framework of wood covered with paper or other translucent material, used originally in Japanese homes as one of a series of sliding panels between the interior and exterior or between two interior spaces.

Nearby words

  1. shogun,
  2. shogun bond,
  3. shogunate,
  4. shoguns,
  5. shohet,
  6. sholapur,
  7. sholem aleichem,
  8. sholes,
  9. sholokhov,
  10. sholom

Origin of shoji

1875–80; < Japanese shōji, earlier shaũji < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhàngzi fence

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British Dictionary definitions for shoji

shoji

/ (ˈʃəʊʒiː, -dʒiː) /

noun plural -ji or -jis

a rice-paper screen in a sliding wooden frame, used in Japanese houses as a partition
any similar screen

Word Origin for shoji

C19: from Japanese, from shō to separate + ji a piece

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