Share this entry

maki Syllabification: ma·ki
Pronunciation: /ˈmäkē/

Definition of maki in English:


A Japanese dish consisting of sushi and raw vegetables wrapped in seaweed: I stopped in for a quick dinner of fresh and delicious spicy tuna maki
More example sentences
  • I was impressed with the vegetarian options - the vegetable spring roll, vegetable tempura and vegetable maki sushi were excellent.
  • All rolls were beautiful presented on a platter, the crunchy spicy tuna maki was the best I've had in a long time.
  • Although everything seemed fairly fresh, the maki was just average.


From Japanese makizushi, from maki- (combining form of maku 'roll up') + -zushi (combining form of sushi).

Definition of maki in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources