[mahng-guh, mang]
a Japanese graphic novel, typically intended for adults, characterized by highly stylized art.

1985–90; < Japanese: literally, cartoon, comic strip Unabridged
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manga (ˈmæŋɡə)
n , pl manga
a.  a type of Japanese comic book with an adult theme
 b.  (as modifier): manga videos

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Word Origin & History

"Japanese comic books or graphic novels," c.1984, from Jap., "cartoon, caricature," lit. "involuntary pictures." Term said to have been coined 1814 by artist Katsushika Hokusai to "convey a sense of free-flowing composition and quirky style." See anime.
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Example sentences
Manga tried to squeeze off another round, but the gun jammed.
The tiny shop is crammed with bestsellers, some of them thick manga comic books.
The bill, which has been delayed, has been opposed by some anime and manga creators as prohibiting expression.
There is lots of turnover on the manga list this week.
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