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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoh-zhee, -jee]
    • /ˈʃoʊ ʒi, -dʒi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shoh-zhee, -jee]
    • /ˈʃoʊ ʒi, -dʒi/

Definitions of shoji word

  • noun plural shoji a light screen consisting of a framework of wood covered with paper or other translucent material, used originally in Japanese homes as one of a series of sliding panels between the interior and exterior or between two interior spaces. 1
  • noun shoji a rice-paper screen in a sliding wooden frame, used in Japanese houses as a partition 0
  • noun shoji any similar screen 0
  • noun shoji a translucent sliding panel of rice paper on a wooden frame, used in Japanese homes as a partition or door 0
  • noun shoji any panel, screen, etc. like this 0

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Origin of shoji

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < Japanese shōji, earlier shaũji < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese zhàngzi fence

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Shoji


shoji popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shoji usage trend in Literature

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