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kirigami

[kir-i-gah-mee] /ˌkɪr ɪˈgɑ mi/
noun
1.
the Japanese art or technique of cutting and folding paper into objects or designs.
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kirigami

/ˌkɪrɪˈɡɑːmɪ/
noun
1.
the art, originally Japanese, of folding and cutting paper into decorative shapes Compare origami
Word Origin
C20: from Japanese
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Contemporary definitions for kirigami
noun

a Japanese art of cutting and folding paper into decorative or representational forms

Examples

A chain of paper dolls is an example of kirigami.

Word Origin

1800; < Japan. kiri cut + -gami, comb. form of kami paper

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