Meaning

Primary

Late Flower

Alternative

Late Blooming

Word Type

noun

Explanation

A slow bloom is a bloom that happens late. It's a late flower or late blooming. Important to know if you're going to go do 花見.

Reading

おそざき
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is 遅い and 咲く put together (the same reading you learned from the kanji). Watch out for the rendaku.

Context

Context Sentences

冬が長引いたため、今年はうちのお庭の桜は遅咲きでした。

The cherry trees in our yard experienced a late bloom this year due to the lingering winter.

Kanji Composition