Definition of Kathak in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌtək/

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  • 1 [mass noun] A type of northern Indian classical dance, with alternating passages of mime and dancing.
  • 2 (plural same or Kathaks) A member of a northern Indian caste of storytellers and musicians.


from Sanskrit kathaka 'professional storyteller', from kathā 'story'.

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