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tanka (n.)

type of Japanese poem, 1877, from Japanese tanka, from tan "short" + ka "song."

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Definitions of tanka

tanka (n.)
a form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables;
tanka (n.)
a Tibetan religious painting on fabric;
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