Definitions for tankaˈtɑŋ kə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tan•kaˈtɑŋ kə(n.)(pl.)-kas, -ka.

  1. a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.

    Category: Prosody

Origin of tanka:

1915–20; < Japn < MChin, = Chin duǎn short + song

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tanka(noun)

    a form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables

  2. tanka(noun)

    a Tibetan religious painting on fabric


  1. tanka(Noun)

    a Tibetan painting of the Buddha on fabric.

  2. tanka(Noun)

    a strong, forceful expression

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tanka(noun)

    a kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia

Anagrams of tanka

  1. Kanat

Translations for tanka

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with about ) to have or form ideas in one's mind

Can babies think?; I was thinking about my mother.

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