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Definition of Tanka

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type of Japanese poetic verse
Tanka Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia.
  
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tanka
\tan"ka\ (?), n. (naut.) a kind of boat used in canton. it is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. called also tankia. w. williams.
tanka
n : a form of japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables
(hypernym) poem, verse form
2. a Tibetan religious painting on fabric
(hypernym) painting, picture
Tanka Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.

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