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butoh Line breaks: butoh
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːtəʊ/

Definition of butoh in English:


[mass noun]
A style of Japanese modern dance featuring dancers covered in white body paint.
Example sentences
  • I don't think I've consciously been inspired by butoh directly.
  • To do butoh is like being involved in a process.
  • The groups are not billed as butoh in Japan and the artists don't claim to practice the form.


Japanese, literally 'dance'.

Words that rhyme with butoh

Bhutto, Maputo, Pluto, prosciutto, ritenuto, sostenuto, tenuto
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