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basho Line breaks: basho
Pronunciation: /ˈbaʃəʊ/

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Definition of basho in English:

noun (plural same or bashos)

A sumo wrestling tournament.
Example sentences
  • I share your disappointment about not being able to catch Sumo Digest during the basho.
  • Japanese people have always loved sumo, but now when you go to a basho there are empty seats in the stadium.
  • Besides that controversy, it was still a basho to remember.


Japanese, from ba 'place, occasion' + shō 'place, locality'.

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