Meaning of hiragana

hi•ra•ga•na

Pronunciation: (hēr"u-gä'nu Japn. hē'rä-gä'nä), [key]
— n.
  1. the cursive and more widely used of the two Japanese syllabaries. Cf. katakana.
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