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Bokeh is the English form of the Japanese word boke, which means blur. It refers to how out-of-focus parts of a photo look. Different lenses produce different-looking out-of-focus backgrounds, depending on things like the number and shape of their aperture blades. In general it could be said that the softer the out-of-focus elements look, the more pleasing the bokeh.
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