[たま, tama] (n) (1) ball; sphere; globe; orb; (2) bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet; (3) (esp. 球) ball (in sports); (4) pile (of noodles, etc.); (5) (esp. 弾; also written as 弾丸) bullet; (6) (esp. 球) bulb (i.e. a light bulb); (7) lens (of glasses, etc.); (8) (esp. 玉,珠) bead (of an abacus); (9) (sl) (abbr) (esp. 玉) (See 金玉・きんたま) ball (i.e. a testicle); (10) (esp. 玉,珠; also written as 璧) gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl; (11) female entertainer (e.g. a geisha); (12) (derog) person (when commenting on their nature); character; (13) item, funds or person used as part of a plot; (n,n-suf) (14) (See 玉子・2) egg; (n-suf) (15) (usu. だま) coin; (16) precious; beautiful; excellent; (P) [Add to Longdo]
[とりおい, torioi] (n) (1) driving off birds; (2) procession held at the New Year to chase away the birds for the year, with children singing songs as the villagers walked from house to house; (3) female street musician who wore a braided hat and carried a shamisen; (4) street entertainer who appeared on New Year's eve and performed with a fan [Add to Longdo]
[しず;せん, shizu ; sen] (n) (1) (arch) lowly person; lowliness; (2) (しず only) (hum) I (used by male entertainers) [Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Entertainer \En`ter*tain"er\, n.
1. One who entertains; a host.
2. one who amuses people, such as a singer, dancer, comedian,
magician, etc., especially one who does so as a
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: a person who tries to please or amuse
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