Definition of kakuro in English:

kakuro

noun

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

kakuro

/kəˈk(j)ʊərəʊ//ˈkakərəʊ/