chaqu (plural chaqu)
- A form of Chinese opera.
2009, January 1, “Andrew Jacobs”, in Dusting Off a Serene Jewel Box:
- The pavilion's tour de force is the private theater, which provided the emperor with a cozy perch to view chaqu, a form of opera invented by a commoner that became all the rage in 18th-century Beijing.
- (film) An inserted musical sequence in a Chinese movie.
- Often written in italics (chaqu), or pronounced as a foreign word.