- Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into shapes.
When you fold paper into the shape of a crane, this is an example of origami.
A rainbow of origami cranes.
origami definition by Webster's New World
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- a traditional Japanese art of folding paper to form flowers, animals, etc.
- an object so made
origami definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. o·ri·ga·mis
- The art or process, originating in Japan, of folding paper into shapes representing flowers and birds, for example.
- A decorative object made by folding paper.
Origin: Japanese : ori, to fold + kami, paper.