origami[ôr′ə gä′mē, ōr′-]
- 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.
- a traditional Japanese art of folding paper to form flowers, animals, etc.
- an object so made
Origin of origamiJapanese
- 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 of origamiJapanese : ori, to fold + kami, paper.
(countable and uncountable, plural origamis)
From Japanese 折り紙 (origami).