What is another word for geisha?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈe͡ɪʃə] (IPA)

The Geisha is a traditional Japanese female entertainer who acts as a hostess and whose skills include performing various arts like dance, song, and conversing with guests. The word Geisha is often used as a synonym for the word entertainer. Other synonyms for Geisha include female performer, hostess, artist, singer, and dancer. Additionally, the word also signifies grace, beauty, and elegance and is sometimes used to describe the overall atmosphere of a venue or event. Other related terms include the Maiko, which refers to an apprentice Geisha, and the Oiran, which is a term used to describe high-ranking courtesans in Japanese history.

What are the hypernyms for Geisha?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Geisha?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Geisha

The geisha slapped the lap of Clown with a "Cut that out," and Clown gleefully laughed.
"Botchan (Master Darling)"
Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
One geisha is talking to the teacher of natural history: Here's the latest.
"Botchan (Master Darling)"
Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
Red Shirt always speaks of refinement of character or of mental consolation, but he is making a fool of himself by chasing round a geisha.
"Botchan (Master Darling)"
Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri

Famous quotes with Geisha

  • geisha because when I was living in Japan, I met a fellow whose mother was a geisha, and I thought that was kind of fascinating and ended up reading about the subject just about the same time I was getting interested in writing fiction.
    Arthur Golden
  • I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha.
    Arthur Golden
  • It is confusing, because in this culture we really don't have anything that corresponds to geisha.
    Arthur Golden
  • What I really wanted to know, though, was what it was like to be a geisha? Where do you sleep? What do you eat? How do you have your hair done?
    Arthur Golden
  • A white woman tipsy at the club, discoursing sexual needs unsatisfied by an overworked and debilitated husband, was a great topic of scandal in the bazaar. It was a man’s world, and a realistic planter or government officer should have been content with beery sodality and the odd session with a geisha or perempuan jahat. But these men had been to decent schools and were romantic. It was the same in Burma, as Orwell reminds us. The French suffered less.
    Anthony Burgess

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