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chi•noi•se•rie



Pronunciation: (shēn-wä"zu-rē', -wä'zu-rē; Fr. shē-nwazu-rē'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chinoiserie.html on line 81 [key]
n.,
pl. -riesPronunciation: (-rēz', -rēz; Fr. -rē') Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chinoiserie.html on line 97 [key] for 2. (
sometimes cap.)
1. a style of ornamentation current chiefly in the 18th century in Europe, characterized by intricate patterns and an extensive use of motifs identified as Chinese.
2. an object decorated in this style or an example of this style: The clock was an interesting chinoiserie.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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See also:
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chinoiserie.html on line 155 chinoiserie (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/chinoiserie.html on line 157 chinoiserie (Encyclopedia)

 

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