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origami Syllabification: o·ri·ga·mi
Pronunciation: /ˌôrəˈɡämē/

Definition of origami in English:


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The Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.
Example sentences
  • In Japanese culture, origami is a helpful way to teach the principles of geometry.
  • There are many red origami paper cranes littered about the stage floor and around the chairs.
  • Wal was still doing his paper crane origami and Reese never stopped on teasing me.


Japanese, from oru, -ori 'fold' + kami 'paper'.

Words that rhyme with origami

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