Definition of rasa in English:

rasa

noun

Hinduism
  • Essence, flavor, or sentiment, in particular the characteristic quality of music, literature, and drama.

    • ‘In addressing such questions the paper draws on certain aesthetic formulations of the Hindu rasa theory.’
    • ‘After all rasa is both aesthetic joy and gustatory delight.’
    • ‘It is this intense aesthetic mood that is called rasa.’
    • ‘In the context of Indian aesthetics, rasa is understood as the art recipient's aesthetic experience.’
    • ‘More so as the theme revolves around the ubiquitous concept of rasa an Indian concept and ideology based on emotions.’

Origin

Sanskrit, literally juice.

Pronunciation:

rasa

/ˈräsə/