Definition of suiboku in English:

suiboku

noun

  • A style of Japanese painting in black ink on a white surface, characterized by bold brushwork and subtle gradations of tone. Frequently as a modifier, as in "suiboku painting".

Pronunciation

suiboku

/ˌsuːɪˈbɒkuː/ /ˌsuːɪˈbəʊkuː/

Origin

Early 20th century. From Japanese suiboku (in suibokuga ink-wash painting, from Middle Chinese; compare Chinese shuǐmòhuà).