Definition of tansu in English:

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tansu

Pronunciation: /ˈtänso͞o/ Pronunciation: /ˈtan-/

noun (plural same)

A Japanese chest of drawers or cabinet.
Example sentences
  • The gilded room on the next page pairs a clean-lined, contemporary pedestal-style sink with an antique tansu that's used for storage and display.
  • A key feature is an enlarged, built-in, stepped tansu surrounding the family room fireplace.
  • Extraordinary and versatile wooden cabinetry, tansu date as far back as 7th-century Japan and represent a rich folk heritage unique in the world.

Origin

Japanese.

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Syllabification: tan·su

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