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1. A style in art reflecting Chinese influence through use of elaborate decoration and intricate patterns.
2. An object reflecting Chinese artistic influence.
[French, from chinois, Chinese, from Chine, China.]
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1. (Art Terms) a style of decorative or fine art based on imitations of Chinese motifs
2. (Art Terms) an object or objects in this style
[French, from chinois Chinese; see -ery]
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chi•noi•se•rie(ʃinˈwɑ zə ri, -ˌwɑ zəˈri)
1. a style of ornamentation using motifs identified as Chinese.
2. an object decorated in this style.
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anything typically Chinese or made in a Chinese manner.See also: Art, China
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Decoration on eighteenth-century European porcelain, depicting Chinese scenes.
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|Noun||1.||chinoiserie - a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned|
genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
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