1. song; singingOnly applies to 歌, Only applies to 唄, esp. 唄 for folk songs and shamisen songs
  • この
  • うた
  • 聞く
  • わたし
  • いつも
  • がくせいじだい学生時代
  • おもいだ思い出す
Whenever I hear this song, I am reminded of my school days.
2. classical Japanese poem (esp. tanka)Only applies to 歌, See also 短歌
3. modern poetryOnly applies to 歌, Only applies to 詩
Wikipedia definition
4. SongIn music, a song is a composition for voice or voices, performed by singing. A song may be accompanied by musical instruments, or it may be unaccompanied, as in the case of a cappella songs. The lyrics (words) of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, though they may be religious verses or free prose. A song may be for a solo singer, a duet, trio, or larger ensemble involving more voices. Songs with more than one voice to a part are considered choral works.
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Other forms
唄 【うた】詩 【うた】


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