chintz

(redirected from chintzes)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
I was the accomplished graduate of a dry goods store, where, by dint of ministering to the whims of fine ladies, and suiting silken hose to delicate limbs, and handling satins, ribbons, chintzes calicoes, tapes, gauze, and cambric needles, I grew up a very ladylike sort of a gentleman.
Her flat was always neat and cheerful, gay with flowers, and the chintzes in the drawing-room, notwithstanding their severe design, were bright and pretty.
Some were draping chintzes and cretonnes, and others, his neighbour told him were preparing country orders that had come in by post.
He talked of pink and pig-skin breeches, of foxes at Ring's Bottom, where now the County Council pauper lunatics were enclosed, of Lady Bone's chintzes and crinolines.
And, perhaps, looking at the treasures Crill has revealed in this book will make us want to take that ride to South Kensington after all, to see those marvellous V&A chintzes in their original splendour.
It will feature mills, converters, leather and trimming manufacturers showcasing products in an array of categories, including cottons, chenille, chintzes, velvets, faux fabrics, flocks, jacquards, leather, sheeting, tapestries and more.