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.

    • ‘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

/ˈkakərəʊ//kəˈk(j)ʊərəʊ/