Katakana meaning

kä'tä-kä'nä
A relatively angular kana used especially to write foreign words, onomatopoetic words, and the names of plants and animals in Japanese.
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The portion of the Japanese kana, or syllabary, whose characters are angular in form: it is used esp. for foreign words.
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Alternative spelling of katakana.
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Origin of katakana

  • Japanese kata one kana kana kana
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition