Definition of yakitori in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌyäkiˈtôrē/


A Japanese dish of chicken pieces grilled on a skewer.
Example sentences
  • She polished off another rice bowl then turned her attention to a few strips of yakitori.
  • They go to catch up at her father's yakitori joint, which we learn has been funded by Yakuza money.
  • Anyone who bangs on about sushi and sashimi as the height of Japanese cuisine is talking rot, give me beer and yakitori any day.


Japanese, from yaki 'grilling, toasting' + tori 'bird'.

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Syllabification: ya·ki·to·ri

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