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Wat·teau(wŏ-tō′, vä-), Jean Antoine 1684-1721.
French painter noted for his exuberant scenes of gallantry, such as The Embarkation for Cythera (1717).
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Watteau(ˈwɒtəʊ; French vato)
(Biography) Jean-Antoine (ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃twan). 1684–1721, French painter, esp of fêtes champêtres
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Jean Antoine, 1684–1721, French painter.
1. designating the loose, full back of a woman's gown, formed by wide box pleats extending from shoulder to hem in an unbroken line.
2. designating a low-crowned straw hat with the brim turned up at the back and trimmed with flowers.
[alluding to articles of clothing depicted in paintings by J. A. Watteau]
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