Definition of wayang in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwäyäNG/


1(In Indonesia and Malaysia) a theatrical performance employing puppets or human dancers.
Example sentences
  • One of the significant breakthroughs Poedijono made is his use of English in his wayang (puppet show) performances.
  • At the end of the wayang, Twalen and Merdah advise that the ten elements of peace - earth, water, fire, wind, plants, animals, fish, birds, humans and God - must be cherished, nurtured and controlled.
  • Wayang is not something reserved to scholars or court people; every villager knows the wayang, uses its example to educate or chastise children, and has his or her own favourite character.
1.1 (also wayang kulit) A Javanese and Balinese shadow puppet play.
Example sentences
  • But nevertheless, when speaking about that I think it is helpful to make reference to something that is very meaningful, such as the wayang kulit (Javanese shadow puppet) stories.
  • Likewise, when you are in the Semar-Bagong Park, you feel as if you are somewhere in Central Java, the land of wayang shadow puppets.
  • It was indeed an unusual opening dialog for a wayang performance; one that would never be found in conventional Javanese wayang.



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Syllabification: wa·yang

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