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raku

Syllabification: ra·ku
Pronunciation: /ˈräˌko͞o
 
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Definition of raku in English:

noun

[usually as modifier]
A kind of lead-glazed Japanese earthenware, typically irregular in shape and used especially for the tea ceremony.
Example sentences
  • Along Main Street and other downtown avenues, shops offer everything from locally made raku pottery to fudge.
  • The simplified forms of her raku sculpture convey Lorna's intention that the figures, animals, angels or monuments they resemble are symbols of a much deeper subject.
  • Alison Sawyer's inspiring raku angels go fast at the Evergreen Gallery.

Origin

Japanese, literally 'enjoyment'.

Words that rhyme with raku

Baku

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