[kah-boo-kee, kuh-, kah-boo-kee] /kɑˈbu ki, kə-, ˈkɑ bu ki/
popular drama of Japan, developed chiefly in the 17th century, characterized by elaborate costuming, rhythmic dialogue, stylized acting, music, and dancing, and the performance of both male and female roles by male actors.
(initial capital letter). Also called Grand Kabuki. public performances of this type of drama.
a form of Japanese drama based on popular legends and characterized by elaborate costumes, stylized acting, and the use of male actors for all roles See also No1
1896, from Japanese, popular theater (as opposed to shadow puppet-plays or lyrical Noh dramas), literally “art of song and dance,” from ka “song” + bu “dance” + ki “art, skill” [Barnhart, OED]. Alternative etymology (in Webster’s) is from nominal form of kabuku “to be divergent, to deviate,” from early opinion of this form of drama. Since c.1650, all parts are played by males.
[kah-boo l, -buh l, kuh-bool] /ˈkɑ bʊl, -bəl, kəˈbul/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Afghanistan, in the NE part. 2. a river flowing E from NE Afghanistan to the Indus River in Pakistan. 360 miles (580 km) long. [af-gan-uh-stan] /æfˈgæn əˌstæn/ noun 1. a republic in central Asia, NW of India […]
[kahb-wey] /ˈkɑb weɪ/ noun 1. a city in central Zambia: oldest mining town; cave site where the fossil skull of Rhodesian man was found.
[kuh-bahyl] /kəˈbaɪl/ noun 1. a member of a branch of the Berber people dwelling in NE Algeria. 2. the Berber language spoken by the Kabyles. /kəˈbaɪl/ noun 1. (pl) -byles, -byle. a member of a Berber people inhabiting the E Atlas Mountains in Tunisia and Algeria 2. the dialect of Berber spoken by this people […]
gathering of God, a city in the extreme south of Judah, near to Idumaea (Josh. 15:21), the birthplace of Benaiah, one of David’s chief warriors (2 Sam. 23:20; 1 Chr. 11:22). It was called also Jekabzeel (Neh. 11:25), after the Captivity.