Definition of "kanji" []

  • A Japanese system of writing based on borrowed or modified Chinese characters. (noun)
  • A character used in this system of writing. (noun)
  • A Japanese writing system using characters mainly derived from Chinese ideograms (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A character in this system (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kanji" in a sentence
  • "If that doesn't tip us off, the header written in Japanese kanji should!"
  • "On the train, use in-car electronic signs (often in kanji, kana, and romaji), route diagrams, announcements in Japanese and sometimes English, platform signs at the stations you pass, and/or the map clutched in your sweaty paw to track your progress."
  • "In a moment, those words filled a cartoon-style balloon, were printed out first in Japanese kanji, and then in English letters."
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