Definition of raku in English:

raku

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːkuː
 
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noun

[mass noun, usually as modifier]
  • A kind of lead-glazed Japanese earthenware, used especially for the tea ceremony: sculpted raku vessels
    More 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'.

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