kirigami

kirigami

[kir-i-gah-mee]
noun
the Japanese art or technique of cutting and folding paper into objects or designs.
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kirigami (ˌkɪrɪˈɡɑːmɪ)
 
n
Compare origami the art, originally Japanese, of folding and cutting paper into decorative shapes
 
[C20: from Japanese]

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Main Entry:  kirigami
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a Japanese art of cutting and folding paper into decorative or representational forms
Example:  A chain of paper dolls is an example of kirigami.
Etymology:  1800; < Japan. kiri cut + -gami, comb. form of kami paper
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