|Kanji in this term|
Compound of 湯桶 (yutō, “a hot-water bucket or spouted container”) + 読み (yomi, “reading, pronunciation”). For the way in which the word 湯桶 is read with a kun'yomi for the first kanji and an on'yomi for the second kanji.
- (linguistics) A reading pattern for certain kanji compound words, using the native Japanese kun'yomi for the first kanji, and the Chinese-derived on'yomi for the second kanji.
- Contrast with 重箱読み (jūbakoyomi), using the Chinese-derived on'yomi for the first kanji, and the native Japanese kun'yomi for the second kanji.
- 音読み (on'yomi)
- 訓読み (kun'yomi)