Definition of kakuro in English:

kakuro

noun

mass noun
  • A type of number puzzle in which players have to insert numbers into a crossword-like grid, with numbered clues and some blank squares.

    • ‘Kakuro is the latest craze to come from the land of the rising sun.’
    • ‘Similar to crosswords, Kakuro has clues both across and down.’

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of Japanese kasan ‘addition’ and kurosu, representing a Japanese pronunciation of cross.

Pronunciation

kakuro

/kəˈk(j)ʊərəʊ//ˈkakərəʊ/