chintz


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chintz

 (chĭnts)
n.
A printed and glazed cotton fabric, usually of bright colors.

[Obsolete chints, pl. of chint, chintz, from Hindi chīṭ, chīṁṭ, splash, pattern painted on cloth, chintz.]

chintz

(tʃɪnts)
n
1. (Textiles) a printed patterned cotton fabric, with glazed finish
2. (Textiles) a painted or stained Indian calico
[C17: from Hindi chīnt, from Sanskrit citra gaily-coloured]

chintz

(tʃɪnts)

n.
1. a cotton fabric, usu. glazed and often printed in bright patterns, used for apparel, draperies, etc.
2. a painted calico from India.
[1605–15; earlier chints, pl. of chint < Gujarati chī̃ṭ]

chintz

- Comes from the plural of Hindi chint, a printed Indian calico, from earlier Sanskrit chitra, "variegated."
See also related terms for variegated.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chintz - a brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

chintz

[tʃɪnts] Ncretona f

chintz

[ˈtʃɪnts]
n (= fabric) → chintz m
modif [covers, curtains] → de chintz
chintz curtains → rideaux mpl de chintzchin-up [ˈtʃɪnʌp] n
to do chin-ups → faire des tractions fpl à la barre fixe

chintz

nChintz m
attr curtainsChintz-

chintz

[tʃɪnts] nchintz m inv
References in classic literature ?
On christmas night, a dozen girls piled onto the bed which was the dress circle, and sat before the blue and yellow chintz curtains in a most flattering state of expectancy.
I wanted one downstairs that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings
So vivid were they, in his relation of them, that he once held a dispute with his sister as to the particular figure or print of a chintz morning-dress which he had seen their mother wear, in the dream of the preceding night.
The chamber looked such a bright little place to me as the sun shone in between the gay blue chintz window curtains, showing papered walls and a carpeted floor, so unlike the bare planks and stained plaster of Lowood, that my spirits rose at the view.
An enormous settee, or sofa, covered with light chintz, stretched along the walls for nearly twenty feet on one side of the hail; and chairs of wood, painted a light yellow, with black lines that were drawn by no very steady hand, were ranged opposite, and in the intervals between the other pieces of furniture.
In place of the tremulous, shrinking trader there lolled against the corner an all but naked, ash- smeared, ochre-barred, dusty-haired Saddhu, his swollen eyes - opium takes quick effect on an empty stomach - luminous with insolence and bestial lust, his legs crossed under him, Kim's brown rosary round his neck, and a scant yard of worn, flowered chintz on his shoulders.
Ada's sleeping-room was all flowers--in chintz and paper, in velvet, in needlework, in the brocade of two stiff courtly chairs which stood, each attended by a little page of a stool for greater state, on either side of the fire-place.
In the middle of the room there is a big ottoman; and this, with the carpet, the Morris wall-papers, and the Morris chintz window curtains and brocade covers of the ottoman and its cushions, supply all the ornament, and are much too handsome to be hidden by odds and ends of useless things.
Ahead of the rest and nearer to him ran a dark-haired, remarkably slim, pretty girl in a yellow chintz dress, with a white handkerchief on her head from under which loose locks of hair escaped.
Katharine knew by heart the sort of mood that possessed her as she walked upstairs to the drawing-room, her mother's arm in hers; and she could anticipate the pleasure with which, when she had turned on the lights, they both regarded the drawing-room, fresh swept and set in order for the last section of the day, with the red parrots swinging on the chintz curtains, and the arm-chairs warming in the blaze.
It had a chintz covering--representing large bunches of roses scattered over a pale green ground.
Yes, and we all learned to make bread, and cook, and wore little chintz gowns, and were as gay and hearty as kittens.