Meaning of tanka

tan•ka

Pronunciation: (täng'ku), [key]
— pl. -kas, -ka.
  1. a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: