Definition of manga in English:

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manga

Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGɡə/

noun

A style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children. Compare with anime.
Example sentences
  • It all stems, he confesses, from a childhood lost to the Japanese cartoon books known as manga.
  • Anime has strong links to manga, the thriving Japanese comic book industry from which it sprang.
  • Anime, manga and the more violent of comic titles are not marketed to children.

Origin

1950s: Japanese, from man 'indiscriminate' + ga 'picture'.

Words that rhyme with manga

anger, clangour (US clangor), Katanga, languor, panga, sangar, tanga, Tauranga, Zamboanga

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Syllabification: man·ga

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