chinoiserie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chinoiserie (Chinese-esque).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃiːnwɑːzəˈɹiː/

Noun[edit]

chinoiserie (countable and uncountable, plural chinoiseries)

  1. (art) A style in art, or an artistic object, that reflects the influence of Chinese art.
    • 1878, Henry James, chapter VI, in The Europeans[1], Macmillan and Co.:
      The Baroness perceived that her entertainer had analyzed material comfort to a sufficiently fine point. And then he possessed the most delightful chinoiseries—trophies of his sojourn in the Celestial Empire: pagodas of ebony and cabinets of ivory; sculptured monsters, grinning and leering on chimney-pieces, in front of beautifully figured hand-screens; []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chinois (Chinese) +‎ -erie (having the quality of)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃi.nwaz.ʁi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

chinoiserie f (plural chinoiseries)

  1. (art) chinoiserie
  2. (derogatory) knick-knack
  3. (in the plural) complications

Descendants[edit]

  • English: chinoiserie
  • German: Chinoiserie

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