bijouterie

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bijouterie.

Noun[edit]

bijouterie (usually uncountable, plural bijouteries)

  1. Small articles of jewellery, trinkets, etc.
    • 1850, The Anglo-hindoostanee handbook:
      The finer kinds of perfumery, prettily cut-glass bottles, and all sorts of bijouterie for the toilet or drawing-room table, good plaister casts, and in fact every thing ornamental, as far as the pecuniary means can afford, should be taken.
    • 1853, William Frederick Wakeman, Dublin: What's to be Seen, and how to See it:
      The first objects to attract attention are the large stands in the centre of the hall containing Mr. Simonton's brilliant display of bronze, painted china, and pretty bijouterie; the exquisite laces of Forrest and Allen; and the large collection of preparations for the toilet exhibited by Fred. Lewis.
    • 1861, Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London:
      The women cultivate and plant the ground, and after feeding their husbands, expend the surplus products in the beads and baubles which compose their bijouterie.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French bijouterie. Equivalent to bijou +‎ -erie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biˌʒu.təˈri/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bi‧jou‧te‧rie
  • Rhymes: -i

Noun[edit]

bijouterie f (plural bijouterieën)

  1. (countable) A jewellery shop, a jeweller's.
  2. (uncountable, countable) Jewellery, trinkets.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bijou (piece of jewelry) +‎ -erie, with intrusive -t-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bijouterie f (plural bijouteries)

  1. jeweller's; jewellery shop

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: bijuterie

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bijouterie f

  1. plural of bijouteria