Definition of ninjutsu in English:

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ninjutsu

Pronunciation: /nɪnˈdʒʌtsuː/

noun

[mass noun]
The traditional Japanese art of stealth, camouflage, and sabotage, developed in feudal times for espionage and now practised as a martial art.
Example sentences
  • Each year, there are foreigners who turn up at Nawa Sensei's dojo looking for ninjutsu or inquiring about whether he'll accept someone as a student.
  • Profusely illustrated with step-by-step photo sequences and reproductions of ancient artwork, it's a must-have for anyone interested in judo, jujutsu, aikido or bujinkan ninjutsu.
  • Even the Japanese at that time knew it only through TV shows and comic books and I suppose a lot of people nowadays think ninjutsu is flying around in the air, swimming under-water - doing superhuman feats.

Origin

Japanese, from nin 'stealth' + jutsu 'art, science'.

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