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mah-jong

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Pronunciation: /mɑːˈdʒɒŋ
 
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(also mah-jongg)

Definition of mah-jong in English:

noun

A Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular pieces called tiles.
Example sentences
  • The elderly like Chinese opera, drama, classical music, and playing mah-jongg.
  • Card games and mah-jongg, a Chinese game similar to rummy that is played with ivory tiles, regularly involve gambling.
  • Other exhibits included Chinese Kung Fu, Chinese chess, mah-jong, Chinese calligraphy and palmistry.

Origin

from Chinese dialect ma-tsiang, literally 'sparrows'.

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