UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌdʒæpəˈniːz/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌdʒæpəˈniz, -ˈnis/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling( jap′ə nēz, -nēs)

Inflections of 'Japanese' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": Japanese

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
Jap•a•nese /ˌdʒæpəˈniz, -ˈnis/USA pronunciation   adj., n., pl.  -nese. 
  • of or relating to Japan.
    1. of or relating to the language spoken in Japan.

    1. [countable] a person born or living in Japan.
    2. [uncountable] the language spoken in Japan.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    Jap•a•nese  ( jap′ə nēz, -nēs),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -nese. 
    1. Language Varieties, Place Namesof, pertaining to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language.

    1. Place Namesa native or inhabitant of Japan.
    2. Language Varietiesa person of Japanese ancestry.
    3. Language Varietiesthe language of Japan. Abbr.: Japn., Japn
    • Japan + -ese 1580–90

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Japanese /ˌdʒæpəˈniːz/ adj
    1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language
    1. ( pl -nese) a native or inhabitant of Japan or a descendant of one
    2. the official language of Japan: the native language of approximately 100 million people: considered by some scholars to be part of the Altaic family of languages
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